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on 7 November 2014
Does not feel like it was written by a lawyer. 3 stars because the book would have been short. Also the question about God is everyone' s trouble, so nothing special really. The books was superficial and refused to touch deep into the dirty waters within the jewish community... very few communities would have the feel of this book: Maybe some congolese tutsi are among the few who would get the depth of this book
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on 10 April 2014
Great book, well written and informative. It would have been even better if it was a quarter of its length as the author constantly repeats himself which became slightly boring.
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on 19 March 2013
I am also a past resident of North Manchester and know so well the venues Firman describes. I recognise so much of myself in his writings. However I am gay born in1933 ( living opposite Sydney Hambitger in Cavendish Road ) My early life as a gay man in a Jewish Community was very very difficult and I fled to London at the age of 30 where i have had a good life and I am a much retired Lawyer. The point of this is that despite many doubts - in particular that I am cosidered an abomination in Jewish terms - i am still very Jewish in my culture and hopes. I have been together with my partner for 34 years and he is well immersed in Jewish custom. Hence I retain with enormous pride the nurturing I had - but not without a great deal of doubt and anxiety. Neverthe less my religions attitude to homosexuality disturbs me and I welcome the writersvliberal attitudes.

5 stars for Firman
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on 2 July 2013
I quite liked this book, however I have to say it did get rather repetitive; think it would have been better for a bit of editing.
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on 4 April 2013
As a Jew, I identified with virtually every page of this amazingly personal and soul-baring book. As we say: 'Kol Kavod' (all due praise) to Milton for daring to publish something which, for most people, would only exist as private and half-formed thoughts. He has clearly been on a voyage of self-discovery which makes for fascinating reading.
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on 17 March 2013
This was a great book. A good insight as to the questions we so often ask inside our own head but rarely speak of & great to hear them from someone raised quite religiously. I found it difficult to put down as I recognized so many of the areas he spoke of& was generally interested in what his conclusion would be.
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