In an age of measuring and tracking the self through gadgets, the author of this book wondered how he could take such dedication to analytics to create something that is as much precise science as it is creative expression. The result? A grand experiment in the quantified self, more than four years in the making, HOW I AM DIFFERENT tests the boundaries of how we define the self and how the self changes over time. For two years, the author wrote a new creative piece every day. The second year’s pieces were a response to the prior year for each day of the year. This book shows this one-to-one correlation for each day of Year One and Year Two in spreads. The book is mostly poetry, but it also contains some fiction and creative nonfiction. Since every piece is self-contained, it doesn’t matter where you start. You could easily read all 776 pages in one sitting or save it for later. It’s a page-turner like no other. It contains extensive indexing to help you decide what to read.