In her memoir entitled Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots (released in 2012), author Deborah Feldman discusses her early life in an incredibly religious Jewish community in Brooklyn, New York. She chronicles not only her life in that community, but the repression she had to endure because of the community. At 17, for example, she was involved in an arranged marriage with someone she didn't know and become pregnant by the man. Ultimately, and perhaps most importantly, though, Feldman chronicles her escape from that horrible community.
When it was released, Unorthodox received mostly positive reviews. Publisher's Weekly loved the book, writing that the book is "engaging and at times gripping insight into Brooklyn’s Hasidic community." Kirkus Reviews, however, thought less favorably of the book, writing that the book is "A remarkable tale told somewhat unremarkably."