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9781594483332 / 1594483337

Foreskin's Lament: A Memoir

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Publisher:Riverhead Trade

Edition:Softcover

Language:English

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FROM THE CREATOR OF SHOWTIME'S "HAPPYISH"

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 didnt struggle daily with the fear of Gods formidable wrath. Foreskins Lament reveals Auslanders 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.

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