November 6 - 20, 2016  •  JCC Rochester  •  Rochester, New York

Get TicketsMonday, March 6, 2pm, St. John's Brickstone, 1325 Elmwood Ave, 14620, $10/$8 JCC Members


Judy Batalion

White Walls: A Memoir About Motherhood, Daughterhood, and the Mess In Between

Judy Batalion grew up in a house filled with endless piles of junk and layers of crumbs and dust, suffocated by tuna fish cans, old papers and magazines, swivel chairs, ballpoint pens…obsessively gathered and stored by her hoarder mother. The first chance she had, she escaped the clutter to create a new identity—one made of order, regimen, and clean white walls. Until, one day, she found herself enmeshed in life’s biggest chaos: motherhood.

Confronted with the task of raising a daughter after her own dysfunctional childhood, Judy reflects on not only her own upbringing but on the lives of her mother and grandmother, Jewish Polish immigrants who had escaped the Holocaust.

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