Posts by Jen

Slate’s “The Ladder”: The All-Female Toxic Workplace

Jessica talks to Slate’s workplace columnist L.V. Anderson about Break in Case of Emergency. “Anyone who has ever had an intolerable office job will probably see him- or herself in Break in Case of Emergency—which might be painful if the book weren’t so funny…We talked about the differences between female and male managers, the importance of not caring…

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Break in Case of Emergency on shelves

Jessica’s debut novel Break in Case of Emergency is available in stores now. You can also order online from the usual sellers. INDIEBOUND • AMAZON • IBOOKS • B & N • BAM • KOBO • HARPERCOLLINS (UK) About the book Jen has reached her early thirties and has all but abandoned a once-promising painting career when, spurred by the 2008 economic crisis, she takes a poorly defined job…

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Can a Single Pill Change Your Life?

Can a single pill change your life?

MDMA, the active ingredient in the drug Ecstasy, has been reviled as a menace and even a killer. Now some therapists claim it can help light the way out of a traumatic past.

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You Won’t Believe What a Laser Can Do for a Face

Her friends saw enviably rosy cheeks. She saw 18th-century painted ladies. Her dermatologist saw a skin condition with an unpronounceable name. After a few false starts, Jessica Winter finally stops turning red. My facial features have never necessarily matched my inner state. My pupils are somewhat dilated most of the time, as if I’ve just…

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Daniel Day-Lewis: How the Greatest Living Actor Became Lincoln

The shy, soft-spoken actor on the challenge of portraying a man whom everyone and no one knows at once In the summer of 2011, the actress Sally Field began receiving text messages from Abraham Lincoln. “I’d hear that twinkle-twinkle on my phone, and he would have sent me some ridiculous limerick,” says Field, who plays…

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