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.

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 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 Three of SIAD Blog Tour - Josh Petersel, A.K.A. My Big Bro

I am incredibly proud today to share my older brother's blog post about my first book, Somehow I Am Different. Beyond this post, please check out his blog for entertaining, cunning, insightful pieces about the world in which we live today.

Thank you, Josh, for sharing a piece of your world with me and with the readers of this post. For the record, you are still #winning.

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