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    DescriptionA "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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    Title
    Foreskin's Lament
    Subtitle
    A Memoir
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Shalom Auslander
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 310
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 204 mm
    Thickness: 19 mm
    Weight: 259 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781594483332
    ISBN 10: 1594483337
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.0A
    BIC subject category V2: BM
    DC21: 813.6
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11600
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    BIC subject category V2: HRJ
    DC22: 813/.6
    Ingram Theme: RELI/JUDAIC
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A16703500
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: BIO026000
    B&T Approval Code: A13427200
    BISAC V2.8: REL040070
    LC classification: PS3601.U85 Z46 2008
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    Riverhead Books
    Imprint name
    Riverhead Books
    Publication date
    07 October 2008
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    Shalom Auslander was raised in Monsey, New York. Nominated for the Koret Award for writers under thirty-five, he has published articles in "Esquire, The New York Times Magazine, Tablet, The New Yorker," and has had stories aired on NPR's "This American Life." Auslander is the author of the short story collection "Beware of God" and the acclaimed novel "Hope: A Tragedy." He lives in New York City. To learn more about Shalom Auslander, please visit www.shalomauslander.com.
    Review quote
    "Fierce, funny, and subversively heartfelt...With his middle finger pointed at the heavens and a hand held over his heart, Auslander gives us "Foreskin's Lament". Mazel tov to him. And God? Well, he'll survive."--"New York Times Book Review" "Auslander writes like Philip Roth's angry nephew... a scathing theological rant, a funny, oddly moving coming-of-age memoir, and an irreverent meditation on family, marriage, and cultural identity. God may be a bit irritated by this book, but I loved it."--Tom Perrotta, author of "Little Children" and "The Abstinence Teacher" "A laugh-out-loud quarrel with God."--"Newsweek" "A terrific book I was sad I read in so few sittings, because I wanted more." --"San Francisco Chronicle" "Hilarious, caustic, and surprisingly moving." --"Philadelphia Inquirer" "Blasphemous and funny."--"Newsweek" "A surprise and delight."--"Boston Globe" "A fretful, self-effacing, bitter...hilarious story."--"The Houston Chronicle" "Wryly comic."--"New York Magazine" "Hilarious, caustic, and surprisingly moving."--"Philadelphia Inquirer" "A very funny memoir."--"GQ" "Lyrical, hysterical... funny and angry."--"Cleveland Plain Dealer" "An audacious, poke-God-in-the eye memoir."--"Miami Herald"