A memoir on self-discovery
Deborah Feldman presents ExodusSt. Joseph's College (245 Clinton Avenue, Brooklyn, NY) Map it Free
When Deborah Feldman made the remarkable decision to leave her family and loveless marriage, wholly rejecting her Hasidic roots and her life among Brooklyn’s ultra-Orthodox, she found herself alienated from the only community she had ever known. Out of her experience came the incendiary bestselling memoir Unorthodox, and just a few years later, Feldman has emerged on the cusp of a remarkable journey of self-discovery — a journey in which she begins her life anew, a single mother and a religious refugee, at the age of twenty-six. As a woman and as a writer, Feldman broke all the rules she was raised to live by, and in the process has discovered a world of like-minded outcasts and misfits, bound together in the universal struggle for self-acceptance and healing. A captivating writer and beguiling storyteller, Feldman’s singular life has been an inspiration to countless others. Feldman discusses her story tonight, with a book signing to follow.