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About the Memoir 

Discussing military strategy with ye old wise locals

(Mahane Yehuda Shuk, Jerusalem, 2014)
Photo credit: David Abitbol

* Not a real book cover

Working Title


An Outsider Breaks Into an Elite World

At twenty-three, Jessica Sofer wanted to prove her worth by breaking into the world’s toughest intelligence agency. In 2003, she immigrated from the U.S. to Israel as a teenager and befriended a young Russian immigrant named Roman, a brilliant juvenile delinquent-turned-IDF commando. When his dream of joining the Mossad was tragically cut short by the discovery of his bipolar disorder, he committed suicide as a result. In the wake of her friend’s death, Jessica picked up where Roman left off, striving to present the perfect profile to gain acceptance into Israeli intelligence while struggling with her own mental illness. Told with intimate honesty and humor, (In)Security is a true coming-of-age story about a young woman’s cross-cultural adventure and search for acceptance.

Status: Manuscript completed; on hold

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