A New York Times Notable Book, and a Â“chaotic, laugh riotâ€ť (San Francisco Chronicle) of a memoir. Shalom Auslander was raised with a terrified respect for God. Even as he grew up and was estranged from his community, his religion and its traditions, he could not find the path to a life where he didnâ€™t struggle daily with the fear of Godâ€™s formidable wrath. Foreskinâ€™s Lament reveals Auslanderâ€™s Â“painfully, cripplingly, incurably, miserably religiousâ€ť youth in a strict, socially isolated Orthodox Jewish community, and recounts his rebellion and efforts to make a new life apart from it. His combination of unrelenting humor and anger renders a rich and fascinating portrait of a man grappling with his faith and family.