Somehow I Am Different

Narratives of searching and belonging in Jewish Budapest

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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.

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 EbookLaunch.com! 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!

Day Seventeen of SIAD Blog Tour - Naomi Rosen

On the seventeenth day of the SIAD blog tour, I am proud and excited to share an interview with my dear friend, globe-trotting change-maker, and fellow social worker, Naomi Rosen. Here's what Naomi has to say about Somehow I Am Different and her take on my journey to bring the book to life.

Day Sixteen of SIAD Blog Tour - Jessica Tamar Deutsch

If you aren’t already following Jessica Tamar Deutsch, now is the time. This three-page visual storytelling piece about author Alyssa and her Somehow I Am Different journey and spiritual questioning touches the surface of the awe-inspiring integration of art and spirituality that fellow writer Jess has developed as her trade. 

Jess’ work is raw, unique, reflective, and truly stunning. Thank you for sharing your talent and gifts with us for the sixteenth day of the SIAD Blog Tour, Jess! We look forward to your upcoming book release!

Day Fifteen of SIAD Blog Tour - Jill Shah

Jill Shah, inspiring Northwestern alum, change maker and globe trotter, shares today with the SIAD blog tour about her own search for identity and the continuing nature of that process.

Thank you for sharing your story with us, Jill! Check out her post here.

If you are interested in reading Somehow I Am Different, grab your own copy on Amazon today!

Day Fourteen of SIAD Blog Tour - Caitlin Fitzpatrick

The fabulous blogger, writer and advertising genius Caitlin Fitzpatrick interviewed author Alyssa Petersel for day fourteen of the SIAD blog tour! Check out their conversation about daily life, life and interviews in Budapest, and the art of journeying here.

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