Author(s): Josh Ostrovsky
For anyone on Instagram, The Fat Jew (@thefatjewish) is pretty muchessential-following: hilarious posts several times a day, which are laugh-outloudfunny. Money, Pizza, Respect is a loosely autobiographical account ofhow Josh 'The Fat Jew' Ostrovsky went from teaching homeless people'SoulCycle' classes on parked Citi Bikes to the instagram sensation we seetoday, with over 2.5 million followers.The Fat Jew says his alter ego was birthed at summer camp. 'It came out ofa counselor I had who was super fat and identified himself as "a fat Jew".'Money, Pizza, Respect is the best of his instagram feed (alongside stacks ofnew material, of course) with a mix of hilarious, heartwarming, and terrifyingstories from his life. Read about the time he got drunk with Sharon Stone inCannes, and how he ended up on a rich Saudi's yacht with a live ostrich.In October 2014, hundreds of fans protested outside instagram's NYC officeswhen Ostrovsky was kicked off the social media site for the third time forposting 'explicit content' - to say Ostrovsky's comedy skews toward theinappropriate is an understatement: this is not for the faint-hearted.
Born and bred in New York City, Josh 'The Fat Jew' Ostrovsky'soverbearing mother entered him into 'the biz' as an 8-year old with exquisitecheekbones and the singing voice of an angel. He appeared in a plethoraof television commercials and after his child acting career fizzled, Ostrovskytook 20 years away from the limelight to focus on school and hard drugs,eventually receiving his MFA in pottery at Middlebury College.With an army of followers on social media (3.8 million on Instagram) that oftenborder on fanatical and creepy, Ostrovsky is a rising star whose back-upplan is to marry Suri Cruise when she's of legal consenting age. His CavalierKing Charles Spaniel dog Toast (also a social media sensation with 220kfollowers on Instagram, @toastmeetsworld), has recently made it as the starof sunglasses designer Karen Walker's Spring/Summer 2015 advertisingcampaign. This is Ostrovsky's first book.