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"Foreskin's Lament" by Shalom Auslander

A good friend of mine gave me this book and encouraged me to read it, he thought I could relate to a lot of the contents of the memoir despite the fact that I am not Jewish. 522 more words


Passover is a Story of Freedom Told in "Exodus" and Our Constitution's Freedom of Speech is Another Story - Both Are to be Celebrated - The Former is Not Real, The Latter Is

On Friday, April 22, of the current year, Passover began with Seder.

Shalom Auslander is a talented, humorous, an American author and essayist who grew up in an Orthodox Jewish neighborhood and his writings are also to be celebrated. 1,093 more words

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Nature's flaws

“He could hear the squirrels now, clawing their way up and down the trees, chasing the birds, scaring them off. Squirrels were assholes. That such asshole creatures could be so physically adorable suggested a major flaw in nature’s schematic.” (Auslander, Shalom. Hope: A Tragedy)


Happyish: A Title That's Truth In Advertising

Happyish weighs on my chest like a brick. I like it and I don’t like it. It makes me happy to see my problems reflected on TV, to know I don’t struggle alone, while making me unhappy that we’re all such self-absorbed assholes. 1,531 more words


Happyish creator Shalom Auslander turns inner darkness into comedy with TV debut

Shalom Auslander was at his home in Woodstock, NY when Showtime president David Nevins called to talk about developing his new show, Happyish.

He asked Auslander, a TV newbie, where he planned to set up his writing room. 488 more words