David Harris-Gershon is a blogger for Tikkun magazine, a GrandSLAM storytelling winner for The Moth, a day school teacher, and a freelance writer on Israel, the Middle East and America’s role in the region. He has recently published work in Colorado Review, The Jerusalem Post, AlterNet, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA) and elsewhere. David received an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of North Carolina, Wilmington.

You can follow him on Twitter @David_EHG and read his commentary on Israel, the Middle East and America’s role in the region here.

What Do You Buy the Children of the Terrorist Who Tried to Kill Your Wife? is forthcoming from Oneworld Publications (September, 2013), and can be pre-ordered on Amazon here.

For book inquires or any other questions, contact the author at d.harrisgershon (at) gmail (dot) com

  1. I have just finished your memoir.
    Somewhere along the line, it morphed into “fiction” and I found myself wondering “how will the story end?”…
    Though you are not a subtle guy, your memoir is; what you try to convey, understand, is elusive.
    Among many useful and interesting items:
    1) the need to somehow “ground” trauma in tangible facts, lest one remains in a purgatory/
    hellish limbo
    2) the contrast of fear and hope, the former being “unconscious/autonomous”; the latter depending on some level of cognition/goal setting (I would add “executive function”).

    I am personally familiar with trauma, though not of the kind you describe.
    I found your book helpful and honest and hope to pursue some of what I gleaned from it for my own use. I certainly admire both you and your wife.

    I am part Israeli. My parents grew up in Palestine/Israel; my father played a role in the founding of the state. I spent formative years in Israel.

    I live in the U.S.

    • Thanks for your kind and honest response to my book, and for reaching out, Shuli. I’m not sure if you’ll see this – but if you do – know that it means a lot to hear such a thoughtful reaction to my book. Truly.

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