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by Stephen J. Dubner


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Stephen Joseph Dubner (born August 26, 1963) is an award-winning author, journalist, and podcast and radio host

Stephen Joseph Dubner (born August 26, 1963) is an award-winning author, journalist, and podcast and radio host. He is co-author of the popular Freakonomics book series and host of Freakonomics Radio, which gets 15 million global monthly downloads and is heard by millions more on public radio stations throughout the United States

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While Stephen Dubner's book is a fascinating memoir, the telling of a son's individuation and journey, it is also our story - Turbulent Souls is, in many ways, the story of American Jewishness in the twentieth century

While Stephen Dubner's book is a fascinating memoir, the telling of a son's individuation and journey, it is also our story - Turbulent Souls is, in many ways, the story of American Jewishness in the twentieth century. The social contract between America and her Jews has changed dramatically in the last 100 years, and Turbulent Souls is a record of that change, as seen through the generations of the author's family. Jewishness has been both a source of deep shame and exultant pride, something to flee from as well as to embrace.

Dubner writes reflectively and nontriumphantly of his own struggles to feel . A Catholic Son's Return to His Jewish Family.

Dubner writes reflectively and nontriumphantly of his own struggles to feel comfortable as a Jew and to resist the kind of religious absolutism and chauvinism that, as a adolescent and young adult, "nearly suffocated- him. His engrossing book will interest not only serious Jews and Catholics, but all whose lives have been torn by intrafamilial religions schisms. by Stephen J. Dubner.

He did extensive work in really making the book possible

He did extensive work in really making the book possible. Before that, Stephen and I had actually met while Stephen was working at New York Magazine doing a piece on education in New York, actually what was wrong with New York, I believe. Dubner: How to save New Yor. nd we fixed it. You see, everything’s fine now. Jacobson: Right. It’s not only due to Mayor Guiliani.

Turbulent Souls is the autobiography of a man named Stephen Dubner. The beginning of his conversion story starts during the time of the depression. He begins by telling us the conversion of his parents from Jews to Catholics.

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Two years ago, Stephen J. Dubner wrote a cover story for The New York Times Magazine called Choosing My. .It became one of the most widely discussed articles in the magazine's history. Dubner wrote a cover story for The New York Times Magazine called Choosing My Religion. Turbulent Souls, the book that grew out of that article, is an. The Best American Crime Reporting 2010. Dubner · Otto Penzler · Thomas H. Cook.

By turns comic and heartbreaking, it tells the story of a family torn apart by religion, sustained by faith, and reunited by truth. A Fascinating Spiritual Journey. com User, October 15, 2003. Stephen Dubner traces his family roots which amazingly were rooted in Judaism. Its quite interesting how both of Stephen's parents became Catholics.

Turbulent Souls is a luminous memoir, crafted with the eye of a journalist and the art of a novelist by New York Times Magazine writer and editor Stephen J. Dubner. By turns comic and heartbreaking, it tells the story of a family torn apart by religion, sustained by faith, and reunited by truth.

Comments: (7)

Mopimicr
Boy I enjoyed this book. The author paints the picture of his parents who converted from Judaism to Catholicism, and he goes on an investigation to find out why.
I did find his descriptions of Christianity to be somewhat strange at times, however, especially considering he was supposed to be from a devout Catholic home. He mentions his impression of Jesus as having been defeated in his death - broken, wanting to get off the cross and escape his fate, but being overpowered finally. That was very strange for me to read, as I don't think it's the view most Christians hold of the crucifixion, especially those who are very firm in their belief or have been reared in the kind of home as the author describes. It was just something that seemed contradictory and puzzling in the book.
Nonetheless, this is an excellent read. Sensitive, sad, beautiful. I'm not sure the author ever gets a true answer to his questions of why his parents converted, but he does find an answer for his own searching for a spiritual home. His mother also shows incredible patience and tolerance for what must have been just as "turbulent" for her to relive as it was for her son. A multifaceted book that is well worth reading.
Malara
Excellent writing which engages the reader. An important read for anyone interested in their family history and insights into how families grow and evolve. The author shares his innermost spiritual journey in an honest and open way. For anyone considering joining the Jewish people, this is a must.
Fordg
As an adult exploring conversion from Catholicism to Judaism, I found Mr. Dubner's book very compelling.The angst and conflict experienced by those of us searching for a spiritual Truth is not accomplished in a vacuum. Our families are a very real component. Reading about the conversion experiences of both Stephen and his parents made me feel less of a freak; although I'm not sure I'll ultimately have the courage to make the covenant my heart so desperately wishes to make.I particularly connected with the author's comments on original sin and free will; they are at the top of my 'why' list. So, thank you, Stephen Dubner, for allowing us to feel your pain, your frustration, your exhilaration as you made your spiritual journey.
Rko
I was baptized Catholic during WWII by the nuns in a boarding school at the age of 10. Married a Catholic and raised our four children Catholic though they remained somewhat "unchurched" as adults. After my husband of 46 years died, I joined a group of widows, nuns in Tijuana and was a Catholic prison chaplain in the US for ten years. When I began to search for my maternal grandmother who died before I was born, I did find her buried in an unmarked grave for 80 years in Iowa - my cousins acknowledged and commemorated her on Mother's Day 2011. Before my mother died she mentioned to me that we had "Jewish" ancestors. When my daughter and I began to research we discovered we are indeed of Sephardic descent going back to the Spanish Inquistion from the Gormenzano family line, though our ancestors are from Amsterdam. My daughter and I made contact with the ACJA (Association of Crypto Jews of America) and in November 2012 attended a Ceremony of Return to Judaism. Turbulent Souls was one of the best stories I have ever read and spoke deeply to my own experience. Stephen is one year younger than my youngest son.
Shaktit
purchased for book club. we had a lively discussion about religion and identity. Dubner writes well and also shares openly what it's like to have dysfunctionality in the family.
Stonewing
We all have a turbulent soul some time in our life. This book is not for guiding you on your journey but tells you what one person did to bring his soul peace. A very wonderful story of family and life. Very well written. A joy to read.
Weernis
Loved the story. This happened to so many people in Germany who never went back to their religion after the war.
Well written.
Very engaging book. It is written like a story. I recommend this highly. It gives us an insight to discovering all that makes us us.
Turbulent Souls download epub
Leaders & Notable People
Author: Stephen J. Dubner
ISBN: 038072930X
Category: Biographies & Memoris
Subcategory: Leaders & Notable People
Language: English
Publisher: Avon Books (October 1, 1999)
Pages: 336 pages