Joel is the author and co-author of three non-fiction books and various articles in the press.
The 188th Crybaby Brigade: A Skinny Jewish Kid from Chicago Fights Hezbollah
THE 188TH CRYBABY BRIGADE
Joel’s comedic memoir about his year as a tank gunner in the IDF. He takes readers into the barracks; over, under, and through political fences; and face-to-face with life in the Israeli army. (Simon and Schuster.)
“A hilarious take on the sometimes absurd alternative reality of the IDF.”
- The Jerusalem Post
Essential Tennis: Power, Spin, Win
In Essential Tennis, Joel and coach Ian Westermann unlock the secrets to tennis success -- from groundstroke technique to strategy, fitness, and the mental game.
“A must read!”
-Paul Annacone, former coach of Roger Federer and Pete Sampras
Balboosta: Bold Mediterranean Recipes to Feed the People You Love
In the award-winning cookbook Balaboosta (Artisan Books), Joel teams up with Israeli chef and two-time Chopped Champion Einat Admony to present 140 of Einat’s favorite Mediterranean dishes and a slew of hilarious essays about her journey from Bnei Brak, Israel to New York City.
“Inventive and heartily satisfying twists on Middle-Eastern-meets-Mediterranean cuisine.”
- The New York Times
Joel’s writing has been featured in The Big Book of Jewish Humor – 25th Anniversary Edition, The Idiot’s Guide to Jokes, and these publications: