View site in English, Español, or Français
The fair-trade ticketing company.
Sign Me Up!  |  Log In
Find An Event Create Your Event Help
Howard Jacobson - Kalooki Nights: A Novel Shalom Auslander - Foreskins Lament: A Memoir
Jewish Community Center
Houston, TX
Share this event:
Get Tickets
There are no active dates for this event.


Howard Jacobson - Kalooki Nights: A Novel Shalom Auslander - Foreskins Lament: A Memoir
Two authors on opposite sides of the Atlantic Ocean confront their personal relationships with Judaism and join together on this "double bill" event. The London Daily Express says it best: "Jacobson's humor is unashamedly savage and his jokes as sharp as a switch-blade."  This is the ninth novel by British comic author, Howard Jacobson, and a five-star favorite on  The story centers around the character of cartoonist Max Glickman, author of a comic-book history of Jewish suffering entitled FIVE THOUSAND YEARS OF BITTERNESS. Jacobson's work has been described as seriously funny and he infuses this most recent book with his trademark dark humor, creating a concise, insightful, and often heartbreaking novel about what it's like to be British and Jewish.  HOUSTON CHRONICLE book editor, Fritz Lanham, claimed FORESKINS LAMENT one of his top ten picks launched at the 2007 BookExpo America, the largest gathering of the book publishing industry.  A funny, ranting, coming-of-age memoir about growing up in a rigidly Orthodox Jewish community, Auslander recounts the rebellions of his youth, including shoplifting jeans and subsequent exile to a reform school in Israel, and, in order to avoid breaking the Sabbath, hiking fourteen miles to watch the New York Rangers play in Madison Square Garden.  The title of the book refers to the author's conflict on whether to circumcise his soon-to-be born son, another Jewish ritual stirring angst in his soul.  Auslander has written for THE NEW YORKER, ESQUIRE, THE NEW YORK TIMES MAGAZINE, and is a regular contributor to NPR's "This American Life."  Jacobson and Auslander own up to a mutual admiration for each other's works.  Each brings his own perspective on the Jewish world and organized religion as a whole at this lively reading and book talk.



Jewish Community Center
5601 S. Braeswood
Houston, TX 77096
United States

Map is loading...



Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: No


Contact us
24/7 Customer Service
1-800-838-3006 US, Canada, Puerto Rico
Ticket Buyers
Track Your Order
Browse Events
Event Producers
Create an Event
Buy Pre-Printed Tickets
The Venue List
Join the mailing list
Get spam-free daily notifications of new events in your neighborhood!
Customize your mailing list
Connect with us
Friend us on Facebook
Follow us on Twitter
Watch us on YouTube
Read our blog
Get to know us
Meet the Doers
Use of this service is subject to the Terms & Conditions of Brown Paper Tickets. All rights reserved. © 2000-2017 Mobile EN ES FR