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Jennie Nash first began writing essays as a student at Wellesley College, where she wrote the column “On and Off Campus” for the alumnae magazine. As she worked toward a degree in English, she developed a series of essays about her friendship with her roommate, which she later turned into an honors thesis entitled Two Women in Particular. Ms. Nash graduated cum laude from Wellesley in 1986. After graduation, Ms. Nash moved to New York City, where she worked as an editorial assistant at Ballantine
Books and an assistant editor at New York Woman magazine.

She began her freelance writing career while working on these editorial staffs. Her personal essays and articles
have appeared in dozens of national magazines, including The New York Times, Th

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