My Mother and Me: Making It in New York After Making It Out of Berlin and Beirut
by Peter Schrag
In this witty and insightful memoir, Peter Schrag meditates on the life of his mother, Ilse, who left Germany in 1933 to marry a German Jewish doctor in Lebanon, who later made her way to New York City with her infant son. Together, mother and son built a new life.
My Mother and Me is an observation of the mysteries of the mother-son bond, and a treatise about what it means to be an American.