Expect a tale of a nice Jewish girl gone awry, love gone wrong and a woman’s search to find her identity and cultural pride in the multi-cultural landscape of her native New York City.
Limmud is supposed to be a big tent. But it apparently isn’t expansive enough to accommodate one author’s broad backside.
Those who appreciate Vanessa Hidary’s unique, fierce voice in her solo performances as the Hebrew Mamita can now enjoy her words in print, as well. “The Last Kaiser Roll in the Bodega,” Hidary’s first book, is a compelling compilation that paints a word picture of a bold Jewish woman ahead of her time. It is a well-organized collection of autobiographical poems, excerpts from her one-woman show “Culture Bandit,” childhood writing and memorabilia, and newly written long-form narratives.