Foreskin's Lament

Foreskin's Lament

A Memoir

Book - 2008
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A New York Times Notable Book, and a "chaotic, laugh riot" ( San Francisco Chronicle ) of a memoir.

Shalom Auslander was raised with a terrified respect for God. Even as he grew up and was estranged from his community, his religion and its traditions, he could not find the path to a life where he didn't struggle daily with the fear of God's formidable wrath. Foreskin's Lament reveals Auslander's "painfully, cripplingly, incurably, miserably religious" youth in a strict, socially isolated Orthodox Jewish community, and recounts his rebellion and efforts to make a new life apart from it. His combination of unrelenting humor and anger renders a rich and fascinating portrait of a man grappling with his faith and family.
Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2008, ©2007
Edition: 1st Riverhead trade pbk. ed
ISBN: 9781594483332
Branch Call Number: Biography B Aus


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Jun 14, 2017

Loved it! Was a staff pick that I usually follow. I did not regret it! Laughed so hard at times. Since I don't know too much about Judaism and their rules, I learned something as well.


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