It's hilarious to hear my father tell me he wasn't being a racist when he was berating me for "dating a filthy Filipina."
Today I made new friends in my dorm by passing out the cupcakes that were left over from my niece's second birthday party that got cancelled because she got a fever so high she had a seizure and stopped breathing until my sister gave her mouth to mouth.
I was the last person to find out that I have Dissociative Identity Disorder and that one of my personalities has threatened my friends.
I came out to my family over 6 years ago and the most painful reaction came from my father who said, "I thought you were smarter than that."
"Shalom Auslander writes like Philip Roth's angry nephew. Foreskin's Lament is a scathing theological rant, a funny, oddly moving coming-of-age memoir, and an irreverent meditation on family, marriage, and cultural identity. God may be a bit irritated by this book, but I loved it."
-- Tom Perrotta, author of Little Children and The Abstinence Teacher