“Like its author, this ambitious novel is by turns hysterically funny, wildly neurotic, uniquely sensitive, and heart breakingly honest.”  –  Pat Conroy

Georgia Literary Festival

Bernie Schein: Famous All Over Town

November 7, 2015 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Augusta, GA

The Georgia Center for the Book and the Georgia Humanities Council are pleased to announce that the Georgia Literary Festival will take place in Augusta on November 7, 2015 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Augusta University Summerville Campus in the Jaguar Student Activity Center. georgiacenterforthebook.org


From best-selling novelist Mary Glickman:

If you haven’t yet read Bernie Schein’s fabulous Famous All Over Town, now’s the time. It’s a romp and a heartbreaker both. You’ll love it!

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Bernie Schein

Talks about “Famous All Over Town”

Bernie discusses Beaufort, the South, and Pat Conroy.

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Lowcountry Weekly

Margaret Evans spent some quality time on Bernie Schein’s front porch…

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Author Bernie Schein draws inspiration from Beaufort upbringing for ‘Famous All Over Town’ Read Interview…

Hi Folks,


Welcome to my spanking new web site.


FAMOUS ALL OVER TOWN is out. You can order it. Please do. In FAMOUS ALL OVER TOWN, Everybody’s famous, or infamous: Jews, Gentiles, blacks, whites, biracial families, mixed marriages, marines, Northern transplants, gays, straights, no saints but lots of sinners, nut-cases galore.

I’ll be talking about everything here in my blogs, like I always do, not just FAMOUS ALL OVER TOWN, but everything, everyone: friendship, marriage, education, kids, backseat drivers, creativity, writing, movies, literature, humorlessness, the news, nut-case neighbors, why Jews can’t change a flat tire. Respond, comment–talk to me, Bubba. Nothing will go unexplored. Lots of it will be really stupid too, which I think should be fun. Because not only was I an anomaly growing up as a Jew in Beaufort, SC–as anomalous as a Jewish cowboy, a Jewish hillbilly, or a Jew without Irritable Bowel Syndrome–I was a dumb one.

The gentiles were smarter than me.

Read my book, my blogs, and hear all about it.


– Bernie Schein