Item #76248 Foreskin's Lament: A Memoir. Shalom Auslander.

Foreskin's Lament: A Memoir

Book Condition: New
Publisher: Riverhead Books, October 2008.
Binding: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 1594483337

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.

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