After the Double Life

 Posted by on April 6, 2013
Apr 062013
Afder the insanity of the double life comes the insanity of the single life

Nora Ephron describes the single’s life most aptly. “I thought of how awful it would be to be single again, hundred single women to every straight single man, packs of Amazons roaming the streets looking in vain for someone genuinely eligible and self-supporting who didn’t mind a little cellulite.”

If being single is a challenge for those who grew up with high school proms and try-out first kisses, it is nothing compared to that of finding yourself in the midst of the drooling, aggressive, hormone-crazed modern singles scene while coming right off the boat from a five-year arranged marriage and a sex-segregated youth. I fell to its date-lined shore so na

Frieda Vizel

Frieda Vizel left the Hasidic community, the Modern Orthodox community and the Formerly Orthodox (OTD) community. She now lives in Pomona and is actively looking for a new community to leave. She deals with the perplexities of the communities she left by drawing cartoons about them, a habit that gets her into an excellent amount of trouble.

  7 Responses to “After the Double Life”

  1. Oy how funny! But can we get a few more of the mistakes from the book?

  2. Marvelous!

  3. Amazing! How could Eric not fall for you?

  4. Eric is gay allright. It’s just that you’re so charming.

    In general your gater is spot on!

  5. […] This essay originally appeared on the author’s cartoon blog, Oy Vey Cartoons.

  6. Haha! This was funny, I had no idea. Samantha was a bitch. In our circle she would be called a big fat “yanta”.
    All the girls were picking on Eric, I thought it was rude. He was surprisingly very articulate in his speeches, I enjoyed them. Apparently you were not the only one without the “gater”, it took me up until the last day to find out that the not-so-gay-looking-guy was gay. Good times!

  7. Great! 🙂

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