The USA is the world's empire and its actions will influence us all for generations to come. But who are the Americans, the people who make up America?
Tuvia Tenenbom travels through America to find out. His wanderings take him across regional frontiers, partisan lines, and socioeconomic boundaries in a fearless quest for the flesh-and-blood American. He visits black ghettos and white gated communities, megachurches and Indian reservations. He schmoozes with robbers who teach him the true meaning of love and meets Jews who dedicate day and night to hatred of their brethren. He finagles his way into a prison where skinheads pray, goes to the Senate where no Senator seems to be working, experiments with drugs on American streets and ponders the deeper meaning of life with rednecks. He mingles with soldiers who teach him how to invade foreign countries and intellectuals who teach him the beautiful nature of Mother Earth, the goodness of man, and the sadism of the Israeli. The characters he encounters, the adventures he eagerly embraces and the findings of his journey are always unique and often unexpected.
Welcome to the real America, a place you call home but don't yet know.
|Publisher:||Gefen Publishing House|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.10(d)|
About the Author
Tuvia Tenenbom is a best-selling author, journalist, dramatist, and the founder of the Jewish Theater of New York. He studied for his doctorate in English literature at St. John's University, earned his MFA in playwriting at CUNY-Brooklyn, BS in mathematics and computer science at Touro, and finished his rabbinical studies in Jerusalem. He also studied Christianity and Islam in Israel and New York as well as journalism, acting, theater, and finance (at NYU). Tuvia was named one of "the best minds in America" by Germany's prestigious Die Zeit, and his theatrical work was hailed by the New York Times as "irresistibly fascinating" and by the Village Voice as “theater of integrity, inquiry and chutzpah.” Tuvia’s articles and essays have been published in leading Western media, including Die Zeit of Germany (in which he has a semi-monthly column), Corriere della Sera of Italy, Yedioth Ahronoth of Israel, and the American Fox News and Forward. He is the author of the Spiegel Top-10 Best Seller Allein unter Deutschen (I Sleep in Hitler’s Room in English), and the number one best seller in Israel Catch the Jew!