Posts by Jen

Roy Moore, Abortion, and the Presumption of Innocence

Flip Benham, an evangelical pastor and anti-abortion activist, recently appeared on an Alabama radio show to speak in defense of Roy Moore’s sexual preferences. Moore, the Republican candidate for the state’s open Senate seat, has recently been accusedof initiating sexual contact with teen-age girls when he was in his thirties; the claims include allegations of sexual assault. One of his…

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Why Aren’t Mothers Worth Anything to Venture Capitalists?

Every society has its own signals—the hanky code, the safety pin—and in this one, it’s the bag. About the size of a Birkin, if a Birkin came in an easy-wipe microfiber most closely associated with drugstore umbrellas, and only in black. The fellowship of the bag provides a tacit solidarity, even an intimacy, however fleeting. Members of its…

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Jessica on LARB Radio Hour

Laurie Winer and Seth Greenland of the Los Angeles Review of Books spoke with Jessica about Break in Case of Emergency, the brutality of satire, the literary fiction–chick lit divide, and the conundrum that is Ivanka Trump. Find the podcast on iTunes here.

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Jessica on New York Times Book Review Podcast

Jessica chatted with Pamela Paul on the latest “Inside the New York Times Book Review” podcast, also featuring Jessi Klein’s conversation with Heather Havrilesky, author of How to Be a Person in the World. Find the podcast on iTunes or Google Play here.

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Electric Literature: Jessica Winter Skewers the Modern Workplace

Jessica spoke with author and editor Ed Park about Break in Case of Emergency.  “Jessica has published her debut novel, which is at once marvelously inventive and aimed straight for the heart. Just read the first few pages, and you’ll see that rare first-time fiction writer who knows exactly what she’s doing, one keenly observed sentence after…

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