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 |

bgwhite bgwhite bgwhite  



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.

Your Reaction

Follow Us

On Newsstands Now

Robin Roberts: How Loved Saved Me
  • Robin Roberts: How Loved Saved Me
  • Emma and Andrew: All About Hollywood's Cutest Couple
  • Prince George! More Yummy Photos

Pick up your copy on newsstands

Click here for instant access to the Digital Magazine


From Our Partners

Watch It

Editors' Picks

From Our Partners

Sign up for our daily newsletter and other special offers.
    Choose your newsletters
Thank you for signing up! Your request may take up to one week to be processed.
    see all newsletters