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The Golem of Brooklyn

Social Justice

The Golem of Brooklyn

Wednesday, November 15, 2023
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Doors at 11:15am / Lunch at 11:30am / Forum begins 12:00pm

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1317 Euclid Avenue, Suite 100 Cleveland, OH 44115

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"It's hard to ban anybody from being funny - although I'm sure at some point in history it's been attempted." – Adam Mansbach

From the best-selling author of Go the F**k to Sleep, famously narrated by actor Samuel L. Jackson, Adam Mansbach is back with his latest novel, The Golem of Brooklyn--which is a hilarious and satirical weaving of Jewish folklore and history into a thoroughly modern tale of faith, retribution and healing.

In Ashkenazi Jewish folklore, a golem is a clay-like creature formed and brought to life by a rabbi during a time of crisis for the Jewish people. But in Mansbach’s book, the golem is accidentally created by a stoned art teacher. After learning about the ongoing antisemitism in America–in this case, through a fictional white supremacist gathering based on the 2017 Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville–the Golem is ready to protect its people once again. The book is an epic romp through Jewish history and the American present that wrestles with antisemitism and the deepest questions of our humanity.

Adam Mansbach has authored several other books including Rage Is Back, Angry Black White Boy, and The End of the Jews. He also wrote the screenplay for the Netflix film Barry, based on President Barack Obama’s life after graduating from college.


After the forum, a book signing with the author will be available. Mac's Backs will be on site for book sales. City Club members receive a 20% discount.

The book is also available for pre-order here for pick up at Mac's Backs, or the City Club. In the comment section at check out, let Mac's Backs know where you would like to pick up your copy.


The livestream will be available beginning at 12:00pm. Have questions? Send a text to 330.541.5794.

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