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Has Jewish humour developed as a protective response to centuries of persecution? Perhaps. But what Shalom Auslander’s excellent memoir suggests is that persecution may be as much... Read morePublished 23 days ago by W. Albert
Very entertaining...made me laugh out loud several times!
The author's father is an alcoholic with a violent temper and foul mouth, living in an inferior position as a carpenter in an Orthodox Jewish community, married to a woman whose... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Richard Zeile
This is not great literature, but it is a great read. I finished the book in two seatings. It hit me sometimes very close to home so that it was painful rather than comical, but... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Eliot Marx
Very funny and personal. I'm usually a slow reader, but I went through this book quickly, and I find myself thinking about it from time to time even long after I have finished it.Published 4 months ago by Sarah
Interesting story of how one man's religious upbringing continues to affect his outlook on life. Surprisingly strong, honest language. Funny and heartbreaking all at once.Published 4 months ago by Mel Goulis
I loved reading about Auslander's thoguhts and dilemas about God and his Religion. I thought he was brave and by no means silly with all his questions and hesitations. Read morePublished 4 months ago by A. Q. Jané
This was a very funny book. We read it in our book group and most people thought the same. Some people, older women, did not get the book as well.Published 6 months ago by David Berck
Shalom Auslander is brilliant. His writing is raw and self reflective, and so honest. I love this book and his novel, Hope: A Tragedy.Published 8 months ago by Rosalie