CUT ME LOOSE: SIN AND SALVATION AFTER MY ULTRA-ORTHADOX GIRLHOOD, by Leah Vincent, is an electrifying memoir about a young woman’s self-destructive spiral after being cast out by her ultra-Orthadox Jewish family.
The New York Post calls it “painfully raw.” The Daily Beast says “visceral and uplifting.”
Leah was caught, at the age of sixteen, exchanging letters with a boy-breaking a religious ban on contact between the sexes-her family cut all ties. Sent to live on her own in New York City, adrift and unprepared for the freedoms of secular life, Leah’s desperate loneliness coupled with her stubborn loyalty to the dogma of her past pulled her into a vicious cycle of promiscuity and self-harm.
Leah Vincent is a writer and activist. The first person in her family to go to college, she went on to earn a master’s degree in public policy from Harvard.
I have one copy of CUT ME LOOSE, by Leah Vincent, for giveaway. Please leave a comment below. No P.O. boxes, and only U.S. addresses, please. I will choose the winner on Thursday, May 21. I have Penguin books to thank. Thanks so much.