Susan Silverman

discusses

Casting Lots:
Creating a Family in a Beautiful, Broken World 

This event includes a book signing

Date

Apr
21
Thursday
April 21, 2016
7:00 PM

Location

Harvard Book Store
1256 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138

Tickets

This event is free; no tickets are required.

Harvard Book Store presents Rabbi, author, and activist SUSAN SILVERMAN for a discussion of her latest book, Casting Lots: Creating a Family in a Beautiful, Broken World.

About  Casting Lots

As a child, Susan Silverman was surrounded by a loving family; although her parents weren't happily married, they were devoted to their kids. In a vibrant, funny, imminently relatable voice (think Anne Lamott meets Katrina Kenison), Silverman tells of a family's evolution—from her parents' devastating loss of their infant son to raising bright and wildly unique daughters. It's also the creation story of her own family—raising her own bright and wildly unique daughters and taking a journey to adopt two boys from Ethiopia. A meditation on identity, faith, and belonging, peppered with laugh-out-loud moments, Casting Lots will resonate with anyone who has struggled to find their place in the world, to understand the significance of that place, and to sustain a family amid the world's chaos.

Praise

“A book rich in understanding and humor . . . [Silverman] meditates on what it means to live as a broken being in a beautifully imperfect world. Warm and spiritually engaging.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Though the title may sound solemn, Silverman’s writing is anything but; like her sister, comedian Sarah Silverman, the author has a keen sense of humor and embellishes her narrative with laughs. . . . Devoted to family, faith, and her partnership with God, Silverman paints an honest portrait of an imperfect but loving household. Readers of many traditions will enjoy Silverman’s tender adoption story.” —Publishers Weekly

Susan Silverman
Susan Silverman

Susan Silverman

The author of Casting Lots: Creating a Family in a Beautiful, Broken World, Susan Silverman is a Reform rabbi, author, and activist. She is the co-author, along with her husband Yosef Abramowitz, of Jewish Family and Life: Traditions, Holidays, and Values for Today’s Parents and Children. She has written for and appeared in The Forward, The Boston Globe, The New York Times, The Daily Beast, The Huffington Post, The Jerusalem Post, The New York Post, Al Jazeera, and CNN, among others. She also partners with her sister, comedian and actress Sarah Silverman, on lectures and panels to address issues they are passionate about. 

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