Picks and Pans Review: Foreskin's Lament

UPDATED 10/29/2007 at 01:00 AM EDT Originally published 10/29/2007 at 01:00 AM EDT

by Shalom Auslander |

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REVIEWED BY ANDREW ABRAHAMS

MEMOIR

Auslander grew up in the Orthodox Jewish enclave of Monsey, N.Y., attending yeshiva schools and fighting with a vengeful God. He violated one tenet after another: Eating a Slim Jim, he rationalized that "hot dogs were the deep end of the nonkosher pool, and if I started in the shallow end ... He might just vaguely dislike me." Deeply conflicted, he still marries a nice Jewish girl and has a son, Paix, meaning peace—something that, after reading this hilarious memoir, you'll hope Auslander has finally found.

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