Tuesday, September 23, 2008

The Foreskin Song

It’s no secret that Shalom Auslander is a very screwed-up individual. It’s a fact to which he will gladly attest. Fortunately for readers, he can tell you exactly why. A terrific essayist, short story writer, and memoirist, Auslander examines his battles with God and his family often the two are inextricably bound in his wonderful new memoir, Foreskin’s Lament. In this clear-eyed look at his unhappy youth in a strict Jewish Orthodox family, he considers the seemingly endless fallout that still colors his life and relationships today. He brilliantly manages to make his grave subject hilarious without being glib, and serious without being grim. (read more on Bookslut)

1 comment:

  1. I got yer foreskin song right here, Bud: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tN2C5F7paDs