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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 2 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 2 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 5 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 7 months ago by Rosalie