Ellen Scolnic and Joyce Eisenberg

Ellen Scolnic and Joyce Eisenberg

Ellen Scolnic and Joyce Eisenberg, known as The Word Mavens, are the authors of “The Whole Spiel: Funny essays about digital nudniks, seder selfies and chicken soup memories.” The pair write feature stories and personal essays together for national and local publications, such as The Forward, Moment Magazine, InterfaithFamily.com, and WHYY.org. They are regular contributors to the Philadelphia Inquirer’s commentary page, where they offer their opinions on everything from Christmas tchotchkes and paper valentines to the questionable benefits of loyal shoppers clubs.

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