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The Scholar and the Survivor

In a compelling new memoir, ‘Reading Claudius,’ Caroline Heller goes in search of her formidable uncle Erich, whose WWII legacy still haunts his descendants

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The Forbidden Food

In this excerpt from his new memoir ‘High Holiday Porn,’ Eytan Bayme remembers tasting something he’d never tried before

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Etgar Keret’s ‘The Seven Good Years’

The Tablet contributor’s new memoir hits the shelves on Tuesday

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A Black Woman Discovers Her Family Tree’s Secret Nazi Roots

In her new memoir, Jennifer Teege learns that her grandfather was notorious concentration camp commander Amon Goeth

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Writing Your Way Out

In conversation with Shulem Deen’s new ‘All Who Go Do Not Return,’ a book that doesn’t give readers everything they want

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Roger Cohen Heads to South Africa To Examine His Family’s Itinerancy and Mental Illness

In a new memoir, the controversial ‘New York Times’ columnist connects dots between dislocation and his mother’s depression

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Remembering the Spot Where People Filled Up on Their Way to the Catskills

‘Stop at the Red Apple’ tells the story behind the iconic roadside restaurant that fed Jewish vacationers for more than 50 years

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‘The Watcher’: What You Leave Behind When It’s Time To Move On

In her new memoir ‘Surrendering Oz,’ Bonnie Friedman visits a cemetery that helps open the door to her new life

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The 22 Most Jaw-Dropping Tidbits in Diane Von Furstenberg ’s New Memoir

The fashion designer’s name-dropping autobiography ‘The Woman I Wanted to Be’ is fascinating, inspiring, and troubling

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Holocaust Diarist’s Photos Found at Estate Sale

Vast photo collection chronicling Mary Berg’s life discovered at local auction

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How an Alabama Doctor Became a Rabbi to His Patients at a Groundbreaking AIDS Clinic

In his memoir ‘Positive,’ Michael Saag warns that our broken health care system is more dangerous than the AIDS epidemic

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The Invisible Synagogue: Facing Jewish History—and My Own—in Croatia

In her memoir ‘The Pat Boone Fan Club,’ Sue William Silverman recalls where she and her Christian boyfriend went their separate ways

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Anxiety Is Not Only a Jewish Disorder, Reveals Brilliant and Compassionate New Memoir

Scott Stossel’s ‘My Age of Anxiety’ does for crippling fears what Andrew Solomon’s ‘The Noonday Demon’ did for depression

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How Ex-Frum Memoirs Became New York Publishing’s Hottest New Trend

A spate of new books tells the stories of men and women who leave ultra-Orthodoxy for risky, rewarding, bewildering everyday life

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‘Little Failure’ Is Big Success by Ex-Right-Wing Soviet Jew Who Went to Oberlin, Therapy

Gary Shteyngart’s new memoir is a touching meditation on the origins, nature, and limits of humor

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Surviving My Parents: A Golem’s Painful Memories of Childhood Abuse

In her new memoir, Donna Minkowitz recalls being torn between her mother’s overbearing fantasies and her father’s cruel games

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Recalling a Childhood in the Soviet Union, Through a Series of Family Meals

‘The nostalgia is real, but so is the revulsion for the regime,’ writes Anya Von Bremzen in ‘Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking’

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Discovering My Connection to Einstein, and Why I Have Maimonides’ Nose

In his new memoir ‘Free Spirit,’ Joshua Safran turns to the library to understand the Jewish heritage his mother can’t explain

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When Life Wasn’t Going Well, I Knew One Person Wouldn’t Sugarcoat Things

In this excerpt from her new memoir ‘On My Knees,’ Periel Aschenbrand finds comfort in a visit from her blunt Israeli cousin

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Elements of Stille

Alexander Stille never stopped investigating his parents, as shown by his new memoir about his World War II heritage

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A Math Genius’s Sad Calculus

Benoit Mandelbrot, the father of fractal geometry, pens a disturbing new memoir on mathematics—and survival

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School of Arts and Sciences

In a haunting memoir, an Upper West Sider puts family secrets—including AIDS—under the microscope

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Memory Palaces

Three of the five memoirs up for a National Book Critics Circle award are by Jewish women, who somehow leave out the juiciest introspection

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California Dream

A nice Jewish boy with an Ivy League degree tells his parents that he has moved to L.A. to make porn. An excerpt from the memoir American Gangbang.

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Mother’s Helper

Lucette Lagnado’s first memoir was dominated by her colorful father. In The Arrogant Years, she plumbs the heartbreaking life of her mother.

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Cut Short

In a memoir about her sister’s 1990 suicide, Jill Bialosky reckons with Judaism’s complicated—and still evolving—position on the taking of one’s own life

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Yoram Kaniuk Wins Sapir Prize For Literature

Billie Holiday kissed and hated the Tablet contributor

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Remembered

Raja Shehadeh’s new memoir joins a growing list of literary works on Palestinian life before Israel. But do they tell the whole story?

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Convert’s Tale

A new study assesses the 12th-century memoir attributed to ‘Herman the former Jew’

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Some People

In a spoken excerpt from her new memoir, Rachel Shukert recounts the final days of a European romance

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