Somehow I Am Different

Narratives of searching and belonging in Jewish Budapest

Local Publishing in Hungary

Somehow I Am Different is now officially available at a local Hungarian publishing house - Underground Kiadó - Szerkesztőség! For all those Hungarians who wanted to own a copy but were troubled by the shipping cost from the US, this is for you! For all those interested in a new cover design and a second copy, this is for you, too.

Feel free to spread the word and to buy your own copy here.

The Audiobook Has Arrived

We are excited to announce that Somehow I Am Different's audio book, in collaboration with the fantastic actress Sarah Pribis, will be released on December 10. In this time of tension, we look forward to narratives of hope and activism.

And hey, remember that person you love who is always so hard to buy gifts for? We may have just given you a new idea this holiday season.

Exciting Updates to be Grateful For

This Thanksgiving season, I want to thank everyone who has made the success of Somehow I Am Different possible, especially the interviewees who so generously shared their stories, those who supported SIAD through donations, editing, or personal support, and those who have since become invaluable readers and community.

I am looking forward to a mid-December release of the audio edition of Somehow I Am Different, just in time for Chanukah, and just the gift we need in a time of doubt and tension. Early 2017, the Hungarian edition of Somehow I Am Different will be available and educational programming will begin across Hungary.

Stay tuned for more updates and be sure to keep in touch!

With love, thanks, and gratitude,

Happy New Year

As I reflect on the new year beginning, I would love to thank everyone who has contributed to helping Somehow I Am Different reach readers in such a meaningful way. This past year has been one of powerful gratitude and adventure for me. I wish all of you the same in 5777. 

With love, and Shana Tova,

First Place in New York Books Festival Biography/Autobiography/Memoir

We are thrilled and humbled to announce that Somehow I Am Different has won first place in the New York Book Festival Biography/Autobiography/Memoir category!

Congratulations to the other winners, runner-ups, and honorable mentions. We look forward to discussing and working with you! 

Kirkus' Indie Books of the Month Selection for July!

We are thrilled to learn that Somehow I Am Different has been selected as Kirkus' Indie Books of the Month Selection for the month of July!

Keep an eye out for us in the July Kirkus Reviews magazine, Kirkus Reviews email newsletter, and Kirkus Reviews website.  

Thank you for the incredible honor, Kirkus Reviews

Award-Winning Cover Design!

Somehow I Am Different is the e-Book Cover Design Award Winner for March 2016 in Nonfiction at The Book Designer! Thank you, Dane at! The Book Designer describes our cover as, "A beautiful and sensitive cover that brings together disparate elements in a careful balance. It’s personal, historical, artful, and multi-layered all at the same time." Feeling grateful!

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