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God Is a Tree and Other Middle-Aged Prayers

Esther Cohen

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ISBN 10: 1929355491 / ISBN 13: 9781929355495
Published by Pleasure Boat Studio, 2008
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Title: God Is a Tree and Other Middle-Aged Prayers

Publisher: Pleasure Boat Studio

Publication Date: 2008

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:New

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Poetry. Esther Cohen writes with humor and joy and lots of energy. You can't help but smile when you encounter her delightful images. In her title poem, for example, you learn that she once wrote a poem and "'God Is a Tree' was the title. / Louis Savitsky didn't like it./ He asked why / I had the chutzpah / to believe I knew. / A few years later, Louis's daughter / became a Scientologist." It is those seemingly unrelated comments, presented with a straight "face," that startle and amuse as they challenge one's thinking. These poems have a definite Jewish tone to them, but certainly one doesn't need to be Jewish in order to appreciate them.

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In these often hilarious "prayers," Esther Cohen looks at family, friends, hysterectomies, yoga, sex, and age all with a twinkle in her eye. She addresses many of the pieces to God, but her God is more of a good Jewish friend than a powerful omniscient being. Most of the pieces end with "Amen," although, as she explains, she could as easily have ended them with "Bingo."

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