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Foreskin"s lament

Shalom Auslander

Foreskin"s lament

a memoir

by Shalom Auslander

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Published by Riverhead Books in New York, NY .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementShalom Auslander.
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LC ClassificationsPS
The Physical Object
Pagination310 p. ;
Number of Pages310
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22765269M
ISBN 109781594489556

  His memoir, Foreskin’s Lament, plays the spectacle for laughs, but beneath the extremely funny shtick is one ferociously angry book. According to Auslander, his volatile father regularly guzzled Author: Jennifer Reese. Foreskin's Lament NPR coverage of Foreskin's Lament: A Memoir by Shalom Auslander. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.

  According to Shalom Auslander's Foreskin's Lament, the Jewish life is a long round of God-given oppression, says Hilary Spurling Hilary Spurling Sat 23 Author: Hilary Spurling. In the end, Foreskin’s Lament is as much an exorcism as a memoir, a big middle-finger-in-the-air to the man upstairs. Throughout the book, Auslander documents his struggle with writing something so blasphemous that it led to countless drafts dragged to the trash and deleted forever when the fear of punishment became too much to bear.

Foreskin's Lament. By Shalom Ausl, er. pages; Picador In the Orthodox Jewish community of Monsey, New York, Shalom Auslander—"theologically abused" as a child, "touched inappropriately by an angel"—came of age protesting the tyranny of God. Now an angst-ridden, married father-to-be, he remains "painfully, cripplingly, incurably.   McGees Foreskins Lament , where university education is seen as a threat this book he declareth with tears, and lamentation, the destruction .


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Share. Buy New. $ List Price: $; Save: $ (19%) FREE Shipping Get free shipping Free day shipping within the U.S. when you order $ Cited by: 1. The highest compliment I can pay to FORESKIN'S LAMENT is this: No book I have ever read has so perfectly captured what my childhood looked like.

Like Auslander, I grew up in a suffocating Jewish environment and ultimately grew to resent the heavy-handedness of it all. Whether you were raised as a Catholic, a Mormon, a Hindu, a Muslim or any /5.

Foreskin's Lament is a non-fictional coming of age story about Shalom Auslander, an Orthodox Jew raised in the 60's by a tyrannical father and a worried mother.

He was taught to be very afraid of God and His wrath. Anything you do wrong, and the author lists them throughout the book, and someone dies, or someone is hurt/5().

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 /5().

Foreskin’s Lament is a rich and fascinating portrait of a man grappling with his faith, his family and his community.

‘Bracing and witty Never, frankly, can there have been a more blasphemous book Foreskin’s Lament somehow expresses the ideas of Richard Dawkins in the tone of David Sedaris. 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 Brand: Penguin Publishing Group. Now Shalom Auslander has entered the ring, flying off the ropes, pro-wrestling style, with his memoir, “Foreskin’s Lament,” a no-holds-barred affront to the G-d whose name is never uttered.

About Foreskin’s Lament. 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.

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/5(23). The book arrived very quickly, and I read it immediately. Foreskin's Lament is expertly written. It is both funny and sad. Although both of my kids went to Orthodox preschools, it makes me grateful that Orthodoxy isn't the *only* Jewish by: 1.

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He is a successful Greg McGee is an award-winning New Zealand playwright, television screenwriter, novelist, and biographer/5. Foreskin's Lament is a landmark play in the history of New Zealand theatre. It was the breakthrough play for its writer, Greg McGee, and was initially workshopped at the New Zealand Playwrights' Conference in Wellington inand has since become a staple of New Zealand produced as it was immediately before and during the social unrest of the Springbok Tour of New Zealand.

FORESKIN’S LAMENT. A Memoir. by Shalom Auslander. The book begins with the author, who fled this insular world to work in New York City, discovering that wife Orli, a fellow religious refugee, was pregnant—an occasion to celebrate for many, but Auslander, who grew up terrified of a vengeful God, saw it more like the setup to a cosmic.

Foreskin's Lament is the James Frey's "Million Little Pieces" for the Jewish world. It is extremely well written, and narrated. It is a serious, intense, incredibly funny and thoughtful book. The difference between the two books is largely accessibilty: a strong Jewish background is necessary to fully appreciate the references, language and.

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Foreskin's Lament is a non-fictional coming of age story about Shalom Auslander, an Orthodox Jew raised in the 60's by a tyrannical father and a worried mother. He was taught to be very afraid of God and His wrath. Anything you do wrong, and the author lists them throughout the book, and someone dies, or someone is hurt.4/5().

So I was really looking forward to reading Foreskin`s Lament and it did not disappoint. In a nutshell, it is a book about Shalom`s childhood growing up in a highly orthodox Jewish neighbourhood, his rights of passage, his relationship with his family, especially his father and his extremely intense (but not in a good way) relationship with God/5().

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[Shalom Auslander] -- An account of the author's youth in a strict Orthodox community describes his dysfunctional family's vengeful personification of God, his exile to reform school after a childhood misdemeanor, and his.

Review: Foreskin's Lament by Shalom AuslanderThis is a brutally funny book says Viola FortAuthor: Viola Fort.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.

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