BJ had never met an Orthodox Jew until her older son became one.
The Chameleon in the Closet, her memoir, traces the universal journey parents take as their children try to find their place in the world.
Her older son did not want her to write this book. The story is his, he insisted. However, when he broke with his Conservative Jewish upbringing and plunged into Orthodoxy, BJ was confronted with the challenge of accepting or rejecting his rigorous religious beliefs.
She has become a chameleon. She changes her clothing and demeanor, not at whim, but to suit the situation and the circumstances.
Her closet contains two distinct wardrobes: shorts, slacks, and sleeveless tops for the world I live in; long skirts and long-sleeved blouses for the world in which my sons both exist. With candor, passion, and humor, The Chameleon in the Closet is a unique tribute to all parents who stand behind their children’s life-altering decisions.