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Joel Schwartzberg

Joel Schwartzberg is a nationally-published and award-winning New Jersey essayist whose collections include "Small Things Considered" (2014) and "The 40-Year-Old Version" (2009).
His personal essays have been published in The New York Times Magazine, Newsweek, New Jersey Monthly, The Star Ledger, The New York Daily News, The New York Post, Chicken Soup for the Soul, Babble.com, Parents.com, StepMom Magazine, and in the flimsy pages of regional parenting magazines littering waiting rooms throughout the U.S. and Canada.
"The 40-Year-Old Version: Humoirs of a Divorced Dad", won first place in the humor category of the 2010 Next Generation Indie Book Awards, and Second Place in the humor category of the 2010 IndieFab "Book of the Year" Awards. The book was also a finalist in the essays category.
"Small Things Considered: Moments from Manhood to Manilow" was recently named a finalist in the in both the humor and essays categories of the 2014 IndieFab "Book of the Year" Awards.
A former Nickelodeon Online producer/head writer and doomed Wheel-of-Fortune contestant, Joel Schwartzberg is also a public speaking coach, and speechwriter for a major nonprofit organization. He also blogs frequently for The Huffington Post and The Good Men Project.