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Kasher in the Rye: The True Tale of a White Boy from Oakland Who Became a Drug Addict, Criminal, Mental Patient, and Then Turned 16

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Catherine Winick, January 1, 2013 (view all comments by Catherine Winick)
Fast read. Moving and troubling. Poignant and important. Reads like fiction. Makes reader want the next in the series.
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snow mold, August 4, 2012 (view all comments by snow mold)
Could not put it down. Fast read. The subtitle tells you what it is about, and the new author's writing style keeps you captivated til the end. Kasher, when is your next book?
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spring22, July 7, 2012 (view all comments by spring22)
The author is a stand-up comic who turns a bit serious in documenting a childhood divided between a feminist mom on the west coast and an orthodox Jewish father on the east coast. Oh, and both of his parents are deaf. This is an adolescent's tale of feeling always like the "other", which leads him to explore various escape routes into comedy, gang life, and drug and alcohol addiction. The author seems to have made it through the worst, but here's hoping for a sequel, as the book, just like life, offers no neatly tied-up, happy ending.
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spring22, July 7, 2012 (view all comments by spring22)
The author is a stand-up comic who turns a bit serious in documenting a childhood divided between a feminist mom on the west coast and an orthodox Jewish father on the east coast. Oh, and both of his parents are deaf. This is an adolescent's tale of feeling always like the "other", which leads him to explore various escape routes into comedy, gang life, and drug and alcohol addiction. The author seems to have made it through the worst, but here's hoping for a sequel, as the book, just like life, offers no neatly tied-up, happy ending.
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ISBN:
9780446584265
Subtitle:
The True Tale of a White Boy from Oakland Who Became a Drug Addict, Criminal, Mental Patient, and Then Turned 16
Author:
Kasher, Moshe
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Grand Central Publishing
Subject:
Humor : General
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Publication Date:
20120331
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HARDCOVER
Language:
English

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In this memoir of high-octane intensity, L.A. standup comic Kasher takes 'a drug-filled journey through the harrowing years of my youth.' Insights abound as he wanders through the 'creaky secret rooms' of memory, recalling the teen turmoil that followed his chaotic childhood where 'Life was the wound.' He begins with the separation of his deaf parents and his mother fleeing New York for the 'murderfest' of Oakland, where vitriolic verbal sparring became his weapon in schoolyard conflicts: 'I slowly started sharpening my tongue on the whetstone of Oakland Public Schools.' At age 13, he began using LSD: 'The bad part about mind-expanding drugs when you are 13 years old is that there isn't really much to expand upon.' Images by Oakland muralist Ezra Li Eismont illustrate this troubled teen odyssey of friendships, fights, thefts, graffiti tagging, weed, rehab, therapy, and psychiatric lockdown: 'One of the coolest things about being locked up in a mental hospital when you're 13 is... wait, I'm thinking.' Although Kasher in print is not as funny as his hilarious standup routines, he writes with an imaginative flair and a razor-edge ferocity." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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