You can pre-purchase American Goulash in print or e-book formats in advance here:
Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/1ys9U0h
A limited number of physical books will also be available for purchase and signing at this event. Feel free to BYOBook!
Door Prizes include:
-Four free passes to The Philadelphia Zoo (donated by Lauren Etkins)
-7-Disc Independent Film DVD Set (donated by Project Twenty1)
-Yamaha CM500 Headphones (MSRP $59.99) (donated by Crystalline Studios)
-THE MYSTERY BOX!
-More prizes coming soon - the more people RSVP “Yes”, the more prizes I can drum up around the neighborhood!
Doors open at 7 pm, reading and signing is from 8-10 pm. Guests are welcomed to stay past 10 for 1/2 price drafts. This event is 21+.
For anyone that can’t make it, we’re also giving away prizes online as a worldwide “virtual” launch party from now until 11:59 pm on December 20! Post a picture of yourself with the book (or anything else creative to show off your copy!) for a chance to win:
-Digital downloads of Nerd vs Geek Season 1, featuring never-before-seen behind-the-scenes extras.
-Giant e-Book gift pack!
-ANOTHER MYSTERY BOX!
-More prizes coming soon - the more people RSVP “Yes”, the more prizes we can drum up!
-Online winners will be determined via RandomPicker.org
About the Book:
American Goulash is a story about a nerd girl jousting with her Transylvanian family on the battlefields of suburban New Jersey for a chance to grow up authentically awkward and live a so-called normal American life.
Whether casting off old-world wives’ tales or turning to art to cope with her immigrant family’s general zaniness, Stephanie valiantly finds her own way through adolescence in this heartwarming, hilarious soon-to-be classic
About the Author
Award-winning Stephanie Yuhas is a writer, producer, and professional goofball, with a BFA in animation from The University of the Arts. She lives near Philadelphia, where she and partner, Matt Conant, run Cinevore Studios.
Stephanie also the founder of Project Twenty1, a non-profit organization that runs the 21-Day Filmmaking Competition and Philadelphia Film & Animation Festival.
“Talk about growing up in a pressure cooker! A poignant recipe for laughter and tears.”
—Gene (E.C.) Ayres, writer for The Smurfs and Dennis the Menace
“The bad thing about American Goulash is that you wish Stephanie Yuhas was sitting with you over coffee sharing these stories. Reading it is the next best thing. If you feel like an outsider, she is here to tell you in her touching and funny memoir that you’re not alone. Yuhas is a wonderful storyteller.”
—Mary Jo Pehl, actress/writer for Mystery Science Theater 3000
“Stephanie's entertaining and consistently hilarious memoir evokes the best of David Sedaris, by way of Freaks & Geeks - with a dash of Transylvania 6-5000 and a hint of lime.”
—Derek Dressler, Executive Producer for DreamWorks Animation; Emmy Award-winning writer of Disney's Mickey Mouse shorts
“American Goulash is a thoughtful and entertaining depiction of a first-generation American living amidst old-world sensibilities. With poise, intellect, and unrelenting cheer, Stephanie Yuhas paints negative life events into engaging life lessons. If you wonder how this young lady can be so well adjusted, remember that diamonds are born under pressure.”
—David Conant, executive director of WRTI public radio
“It's funny, sentimental, and just an all-around great read!”
—David Goodman, writer/reviewer for Geekadelphia
“What the hell is goulash?”
—James Rolfe, actor/director for Angry Video Game Nerd
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