The Oppo­site of Comfortable

  • From the Publisher
May 3, 2016

Sharon Nir, a young moth­er and suc­cess­ful busi­ness­woman, is faced with the most dif­fi­cult deci­sion of her life; should she aban­don her career and her place of birth, Tel Aviv, to fol­low her hus­band, who has been offered the once-in-a-life­time oppor­tu­ni­ty of a sur­gi­cal fel­low­ship at Mount Sinai Hos­pi­tal in New York City?

In this heart-break­ing and riv­et­ing mem­oir, Sharon shares her dif­fi­cult but extra­or­di­nary jour­ney of dis­cov­ery: from her move to New York City, where she expe­ri­ences lone­li­ness and the shock of not hav­ing a career and the trau­mat­ic events of 9/11, to her return to Israel, the dif­fi­cult relo­ca­tion to Jerusalem and the dis­cov­ery of a chal­lenge her son has to face, through the baf­fling and gru­el­ing process of legal immi­gra­tion in the Unit­ed States, a jour­ney that will force Sharon to ques­tion every cer­ti­tude. What does it mean to lead a full life for a woman in the twen­ty-first cen­tu­ry? The Oppo­site of Com­fort­able seeks to answer this dif­fi­cult ques­tion while cel­e­brat­ing the strength and resilience of the female spirit.

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