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Foreskin's Lament by Shalom Auslander
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Jun 25, 2009

really liked it
Read in June, 2009

I'd give this 4.5 stars. It was hilarious and heartbreaking at the same time, and it really made me hate religion. I would laugh out loud at some point and then be close to tears. And it wasn't all about foreskin--I thought it was about how Shalom Auslander wanted his foreskin back or something. I suppose it kind of was about that, but it really was a memoir of Shalom's life growing up as an Orthodox Jew in New York. Very good book!

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message 1: by Jess (new) - added it

Jess Wasn't he on This American Life recently talking about a hilarious incident of sitting shiva just to get enough money to buy a car?

Megan I didn't hear that one, I think, but that story is in the book. Also, if you remember, the story about the blessing bee. Sad but hilarious, both of them.

message 3: by Jess (new) - added it

Jess see? this is why i love you. :)

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