An Evening with Shalom Auslander

Saturday, February 11, 2012 @ 2:00pm

Event Info


$100; $75 for individuals under 30


Spertus Institute

610 S. Michigan Avenue





Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies

This event will be recorded for WBEZ’s Chicago Amplified.

Join us for cocktails, desserts, and a rare opportunity to see brainy, angst-ridden, hilarious, no-holds-barred author Shalom Auslander in Chicago. Mr. Auslander will speak about and sign copies of his new book, Hope: A Tragedy.

All event proceeds benefit Spertus, helping foster Jewish learning and culture.

Shalom Auslander has been called “America’s hottest, funniest, most controversial young Jewish memoirist” and his work has been dubbed “blackly hilarious” by The Times of London. He has published articles in Esquire, The New York Times Magazine, Tablet, and The New Yorker, and is a regular contributor to Public Radio International’s This American Life. He is the author of the short-story collection Beware of God and the acclaimed memoir Foreskin’s Lament. His novel Hope: A Tragedy was just released to rave reviews!

Please note that Mr. Auslander’s books and programs contain adult content.