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Kasher in the Rye - The True Tale of a White Boy from Oakland Who Became a Drug Addict, Criminal, Mental Patient, and Then Turned 16-logo

Kasher in the Rye - The True Tale of a White Boy from Oakland Who Became a Drug Addict, Criminal, Mental Patient, and Then Turned 16

Moshe Kasher

Rising young comedian Moshe Kasher is lucky to be alive. He started using drugs when he was just 12. At that point, he had already been in psychoanlysis for 8 years. By the time he was 15, he had been in and out of several mental institutions, drifting from therapy to rehab to arrest to...you get the picture. But KASHER IN THE RYE is not an "eye opener" to the horrors of addiction. It's a hilarious memoir about the absurdity of it all. When he was a young boy, Kasher's mother took him on a vacation to the West Coast. Well it was more like an abduction. Only not officially. She stole them away from their father and they moved to Oakland , California. That's where the real fun begins, in the war zone of Oakland Public Schools. He was more than just out of control-his mother walked him around on a leash, which he chewed through and ran away. Those early years read like part Augusten Burroughs, part David Sedaris, with a touch of Jim Carrol...but a lot more Jewish. In fact, Kasher later spends time in a Brooklyn Hasidic community. Then came addicition... Brutally honest and laugh-out-loud funny, Kasher's first literary endeavor finds humor in even the most horrifying situations.

Rising young comedian Moshe Kasher is lucky to be alive. He started using drugs when he was just 12. At that point, he had already been in psychoanlysis for 8 years. By the time he was 15, he had been in and out of several mental institutions, drifting from therapy to rehab to arrest to...you get the picture. But KASHER IN THE RYE is not an "eye opener" to the horrors of addiction. It's a hilarious memoir about the absurdity of it all. When he was a young boy, Kasher's mother took him on a vacation to the West Coast. Well it was more like an abduction. Only not officially. She stole them away from their father and they moved to Oakland , California. That's where the real fun begins, in the war zone of Oakland Public Schools. He was more than just out of control-his mother walked him around on a leash, which he chewed through and ran away. Those early years read like part Augusten Burroughs, part David Sedaris, with a touch of Jim Carrol...but a lot more Jewish. In fact, Kasher later spends time in a Brooklyn Hasidic community. Then came addicition... Brutally honest and laugh-out-loud funny, Kasher's first literary endeavor finds humor in even the most horrifying situations.
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Rising young comedian Moshe Kasher is lucky to be alive. He started using drugs when he was just 12. At that point, he had already been in psychoanlysis for 8 years. By the time he was 15, he had been in and out of several mental institutions, drifting from therapy to rehab to arrest to...you get the picture. But KASHER IN THE RYE is not an "eye opener" to the horrors of addiction. It's a hilarious memoir about the absurdity of it all. When he was a young boy, Kasher's mother took him on a vacation to the West Coast. Well it was more like an abduction. Only not officially. She stole them away from their father and they moved to Oakland , California. That's where the real fun begins, in the war zone of Oakland Public Schools. He was more than just out of control-his mother walked him around on a leash, which he chewed through and ran away. Those early years read like part Augusten Burroughs, part David Sedaris, with a touch of Jim Carrol...but a lot more Jewish. In fact, Kasher later spends time in a Brooklyn Hasidic community. Then came addicition... Brutally honest and laugh-out-loud funny, Kasher's first literary endeavor finds humor in even the most horrifying situations.

Language:

English

Length:

8h 48m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

03:10


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

28:28


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

22:03


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

42:42


Part 2, Chapter 4
Part 2, Chapter 4

23:07


Part 2, Chapter 5
Part 2, Chapter 5

25:32


Part 2, Chapter 6
Part 2, Chapter 6

25:48


Part 2, Chapter 7
Part 2, Chapter 7

38:46


Part 3, Chapter 8
Part 3, Chapter 8

51:54


Part 3, Chapter 9
Part 3, Chapter 9

56:24


Part 4, Chapter 10
Part 4, Chapter 10

38:26


Part 4, Chapter 11
Part 4, Chapter 11

29:13


Part 4, Chapter 12
Part 4, Chapter 12

29:28


Part 4, Chapter 13
Part 4, Chapter 13

34:45


Part 4, Chapter 14
Part 4, Chapter 14

15:31


Part 4, Chapter 15
Part 4, Chapter 15

21:31


Part 4, Chapter 16
Part 4, Chapter 16

04:45


Part 5, Chapter 17
Part 5, Chapter 17

24:27


Part 5, Chapter 18
Part 5, Chapter 18

02:22


Part 5, Chapter 19
Part 5, Chapter 19

08:34


Part 5, Chapter 20
Part 5, Chapter 20

01:30