- Hardcover: 230 pages
- Publisher: 1984 Publishing (May 23, 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0997813814
- ISBN-13: 978-0997813814
- Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 1 x 8.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 44 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,624,087 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Seriously...What Am I Doing Here? The Adventures of a Wondering and Wandering Gay Jew Hardcover – May 23, 2017
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Just in time: a witty travelogue for a serious world. And I even earned double frequent flier miles! --Kate Clinton, Comedian & Author of I Told You So and What the L?
I was entertained, enlightened, moved to tears many times, and laughed out very loud (...it is so f*cking funny)! The courage, humanness, honesty, willingness, compassion, kindness, and understanding of Seriously...What Am I Doing Here? inspired me. --Jim J. Bullock, Comedian & Center Square
Ken Schneck unpacks his wanderlust in a way that creates an emotional-and very funny-journey for him and the reader. Bon voyage! --Matthew Rettenmund, Author of Boy Culture
“Sometimes funny, sometimes sad, but always insightful, Ken Schneck takes readers along his journey across the globe in search of meaning.”
- Dan Allen / NBC News
"Filled with refreshing, often hilarious and routinely snarky observations, 'Seriously…What Am I Doing Here?' introduces readers to colorful characters and off-beat, yet universal, reflections.”
- Nikki Delamotte, The Cleveland Plain Dealer
“Ken has a gift for witty insight and a compassionate heart. Seriously is sidesplittingly funny from cover to cover.”
- Clint Travis / Midwest Book Reviews
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Escapism to adventure (for non-adventurers). Does the geographic cure actually work? Through a fast-paced journey of saying yes to the unfamiliar, pack your bags and set out into the world with a gay Jew determined to answer that universal question of Seriously What Am I Doing Here? Never having been on an adventure, Ken Schneck finds himself stumbling twice into rural Uganda; signing up for a 425-mile bike ride; stirring up drama at a Californian hippie, healing retreat; and somehow standing up straight with a colossal backpack strapped to his shoulders deep in the backwoods of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. This occasionally heartbreaking, often insightful, and reliably witty travelogue has at its core our never-ending search for meaning, our desperate need to grasp that elusive sense of place and community, and how we often fail to succeed (sometimes hilariously so) but keep right on trying.
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And then there’s a moment where I realized...Ken doesn’t have these answers either. And that’s whats so beautiful about the book.
I left the same way I stared. Beautifully broken. My fragile fault lines are worthy of showing.
The line that stuck with me, even now about 8 hours I’ve finished it is ‘He makes jokes, but he’s in a fuckload of pain.’ I’m honestly thinking of tattooing that on my forearm, along with Mr. Schneck’s aignature.