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Bernie is 83. He really shouldn't try to surf. And Bernie hates Al. And Al hates Bernie.


And Ben misses his son, who stopped talking to him after becoming Orthodox.


And Adele is worried about her grandson.


And everyone is in love with Selma, witty, irreverent, mischievous Selma.


FEISTY OLD JEWS is a comic novel set at a Jewish retirement home in San Francisco, written by beloved San Francisco theater artist Charlie Varon and developed with Charlie's long-time collaborator David Ford.

A few words from Charlie: "I spent nine years on this book and had a great time writing it. I'm now looking for a publisher. If you have any ideas, email me at"

Read the first two short chapters here.

Charlie Varon's stage work has been called "dazzlingly funny" (SF Chronicle), "a delight" (Washington Post), and "a comic tour de force" (The New Yorker).