I Expected “Unorthodox” To Be Much More Scandalous

This book was definitely over hyped.  While it was interesting to see some of the crazy rules the Jewish Orthodox religion abide by (women can’t read books, must wear a wig, and shave their hair), the overall story just wasn’t that compelling.  It was frustrating to read about the ignorance of both men and women regarding sex and the simple physical aspects of each gender, which was made evident when one woman’s colon was ruptured because her husband doesn’t understand how to have sex.  I did find comfort in the fact that while the author was growing up, she seemed to be uncomfortable with the life forced upon her and questioned the entire lifestyle.  I’m glad she left her Hasidic roots and can now live the life she dreamed of, but I would skip this book.


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