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The Private Adam: Becoming a Hero in a Selfish Age

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Contemporary culture blasts us daily with dubious models of how we should behave -- from the strip club aesthetics of MTV teen idols to the clawing, hell-bent competitions of reality TV, it seems that every corner of our media-drenched society is saying: Shed your dignity, exploit yourself and others, and you'll be on the path to glory.

In The Private Adam, the noted rabbi
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Paperback, 288 pages
Published May 3rd 2005 by Harper Paperbacks
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Mike
Oct 21, 2009 Mike rated it it was ok
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The premise is compelling - how to become a "private hero" by being a decent human being and serving others, rather than a hollow "public hero". But the author has such an amazing gift for oversimplification to the point of inaccuracy that I couldn't stick with it. (A rabbi, particularly an Orthodox rabbi, shouldn't tell us that the Egyptians of Moses' day threw male Jewish babies into the Nile, for example.)
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I have so many quotes from this book written in my journal - this book was so inspirational for me!
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Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, named by Talkers Magazine as one of the 100 most important radio hosts in America, is a nationally syndicated talk show host, the international best-selling author of 15 books, and an acclaimed syndicated columnist.

A winner of the London Times highly prestigious "Preacher of the Year" award, Rabbi Shmuley has lectured and appeared in print, radio, and TV all over the globe.
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