This vivid translation, richly annotated and accompanied by a masterly introduction, presents the reader for the first time with the complete English version of an extremely rare early-modern ‘ego document’ authored by a Jewish woman. Glikl’s memoirs, comprising detailed accounts of the ups and downs in her life, her keen observations on the lives of others, her worldly preoccupations, her folk wisdom and pietistic ambitions, into all of which she skilfully weaves any number of instructive morality tales, are by now world-famous as a literary gem and a precious historical document, but they have so far been accessible only in heavily edited, abridged recensions and translations into various languages. The present volume is based on Israel-prize-laureate Chava Turniansky’s magisterial edition and Hebrew translation of the Yiddish text, faithfully restored to the full scope of its original form.