I am in Telluride, Colorado where I have just spent the last few hours in The High Alpine Cafe finishing Leah Lax’s newly published memoirUncovered: How I Left Hasidic Life and Finally Came Home*. I am blown away. This a brave, beautifully written, life-saving work which is dedicated to “covered women everywhere” but resonated deeply with me as an uncovered woman whose voice has sometimes been silenced in other ways. I just loved it, and hope it reaches the wide audience it deserves.
I mostly read on a Kindle these days, but when I pre-ordered it the book was only available in a high quality trade paperback version by She Writes Press. As I read it over these last couple of days, I was approached by several passersby by who upon seeing the gorgeous cover design (and observing me engrossed in the book) asked to write down the title and author. The book is now available for Kindle (8/28) but I am glad that I was able to help spread the word with my hard copy. Bravo, Leah–and thank you for sharing your story with us!