Jewish Journal

Schmuck and the City

By Nikki Tabibian

August 13, 2014 | 11:57 am

     During my first months on the East Coast, snowfall, rain and hail hit The City, while a storm of vexing questions plagued my frozen suburban mind:

     How many layers are too... read on

  • Hiatus Schmiatus

    By Nikki Tabibian

    July 29, 2014 | 12:13 pm

    A message from the author:

    My dearest readers and adoring fan (hey Grandma),

            When I began writing Le’chaim To Laughter, I was committed to documenting my memoires as a city gal with nothing but comic relief and hummus to help her get by. Yet, as I turned the page on... read on

  • How to Become a Writer

    By Nikki Tabibian

    April 21, 2014 | 2:58 pm

    How to Become a Writer
    From the untold memoires of a struggling schmuck…

    First off, have immigrant parents. These outstanding individuals will give you the tools to never fully trust your judgment, creating just the right amount of self-doubt for you to write, re-write, and... read on

  • Eat, Pray, Stress.

    By Nikki Tabibian

    November 16, 2012 | 5:04 pm

    Eat, Pray, Stress.

    The past few months have driven me mashooganah and left me with this golden motto, for with each AP, SAT and in class essay I’ve fallen victim to, the cycle of: EAT for STRESS, PRAY for STESS to stop, and STRESS for everything…

    The trouble began with the... read on

  • Le’chaim to College

    By Nikki Tabibian

    November 16, 2012 | 4:59 pm

    Mother dearest’s best friends second cousins father in laws step daughters ex-boyfriend’s father who almost graduated from Harvard in the 60’s once mentioned, “If you wish for your child to get accepted to Harvard, thy shall play an unusual instrument”.

    And the next day when I... read on

  • Le’Chaim to France

    By Nikki Tabibian

    August 27, 2012 | 3:09 pm

    During last summer my family and I took a trip to Europe. From what I recall, I enjoyed most of the sites we visited, but one spot particularly captured me. A city, known to many, as the city of love, lights and romance. And a city that shaped the course of my entire high school... read on




Inspired by the works of Sholom Aleichem and the guilt of her great grandmother Sara (may she rest in peace), Le’chaim to Laughter documents the daily struggle of a...

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