Title/Author: Foreskin's Lament by Shalom Auslander Link: http://www.amazon.com/Foreskins-Lament-Shalom-Auslander/dp/1594483337/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1287438588&sr=8-2 Genre: Memoir Rating: (between 1-5 stars): 3.5 Recommend: Yes Review: In short this is a jewish man's struggle to decide whether or not to cicumcise his soon to be born son. But the story truly is about his struggle to break away from his suffocating and unhappy childhood, bogged down by unhappiness and overruled by strict ultra Orthodox Judism. Laugh out loud funny at times, truly moving at other times, you can feel his overly analytical brain ticking right off the page. He is contanstly bargaining with God and arguing with himself. You don't have to be jewish to relate to this book (I'm not). Favorite quote/passage: "My family and I are like oil and water, if oil made water depressed and angry and want to kill itself."