Posts Tagged ‘ memoirs ’

A New, True Story About Growing Up Hasidic and Leaving

May 6, 2015
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A New, True Story About Growing Up Hasidic and Leaving

Ex-Hasidic narratives — they seemed to be publishing’s hot ticket for a few minutes, with Anouk Markovits’s I Am Forbidden, Leah Vincent’s Cut Me Loose, and others. But Unpious editor Shulem Deen’s new memoir, All Who Go Do Not Return, surprises. Instead of condemning his former life as a Skver Hasid…

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Looking Back On a Crazy Childhood On The Road

November 22, 2013
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Today, Joshua Safran (not to be confused with Joshua Foer and his brother) is an ordinary guy and…

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Looking for Zion in All the Wrong Places

March 14, 2013
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Emily Raboteau’s insightful new memoir, Searching for Zion, begins with a memory of her father, a…

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Data: A Love Story

March 6, 2013
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Amy Webb, in-demand internet consultant and math whiz…

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Life (and Music) after Death

July 24, 2012
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Is listening to music a religious experience? The…

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An American Childhood in Egypt

June 1, 2012
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Sipping from the Nile, a new memoir, tells…

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Hard to Hear

March 22, 2012
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“Being the hearing child of deaf parents,” says…

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Revolutionary Youth

January 27, 2012
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Shmarya Levin was born in Russia in 1867. A politician…

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Six Little Words

December 22, 2011
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Can you tell your life story in six…

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Our Ancestors, Ourselves

December 7, 2011
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“When my father died,” writes Nancy Miller, “I…

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Home on the Range

August 19, 2011
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Imagine Little Women meets All-of-a-Kind Family, with a hint–just a hint–of Anna Karenina.…

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