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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 by Moshe KasherKasher in the Rye: The True Tale of a White Boy from Oakland Who Became a Drug Addict, Criminal, Mental Patient, and Then Turned 16 is the hilarious (and heart-breaking) story of the author's clash with his parents' backgrounds amid the break-up of their marriage, when he relocates to a new area and attends a new school. To cope with the conflict and turmoil, Kasher delves into drugs...and then into crime to pay for the drugs.

Parts of this book were so funny that I almost cried. Since his parents were deaf, the school district had him act as a sign language translator for his mother. Hmm? Did the truth get lost in translation? Oh, yes!

Kasher's rationalization of his behavior and the extremes of his denial also offer a great deal of humor. Much of this book, what he did, and what happened to him were tragic as well as comical.

This is a very "bumpy" growing-up story that should not be missed.


Author Bio:

Mary Wilmes is a library assistant at the Half Moon Bay Library. Her adolescence was quite tame and not nearly as funny as this author's.


Great review...

You've captured my attention and now this is on my list to read! Thank you :-) 

I hope you enjoy it. Thanks

I hope you enjoy it. Thanks for the comment. -Mary

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