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Jennifer Ciotta is the author of "I, Putin" (Vladimir Putin novel), which won Honorable Mentions at the New York Book Festival & Hollywood Book Festival, 2012. In March 2014, "I, Putin" hit the Amazon Kindle Top 100 Best Seller lists in Historical Russian Fiction & Alternative History. It is Ciotta's debut novel. She is also the author of the "No Bulls**t Guide to Self-Publishing," which hit the Amazon Kindle Top 100 Best Seller list in Education & Reference in April 2014. Besides her writing career, she is a book manuscript editor at Pencey X Pages. She holds a master's degree in creative writing and Russian studies from the Gallatin School at New York University. Additionally, she was Editorial Director of Literary Traveler ma...more


Daniel Wagner, political risk expert, and I co-wrote the following article that appeared on April 10, 2014 in the South China Morning Post entitled “How to Read Vladimir Putin.”


The article also appears in:



HuffPost “Why the West Gets Putin So Wrong” (4/10/2014)
International Policy Digest “How to Read Vladimir Putin” (4/10/2014)


Finally, my take on why Putin invaded Crimea! And it’s not what you’v...

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I, Putin
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Jennifer Ciotta Michael wrote: "Hello, Jennifer! Yeah, try "Gulag" by Anne Applebaum and "Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea" by Barbara Demick. :)"

Awesome, thank you, Michael. Will check them out...
Jennifer :)


Michael Gerald Dealino Hello, Jennifer! Yeah, try "Gulag" by Anne Applebaum and "Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea" by Barbara Demick. :)


Michael Gerald Dealino Jennifer wrote: "Michael wrote: "Jennifer wrote: "Michael wrote: "Hello, Jennifer! How are you?"

Hi Michael, I'm doing well and you?"

That's good. :) I'm fine, too. Hey, since you have a degree in Russian studies..."


Thank you, Jennifer! Hey, I'll give you some recommendations, too.


Jennifer Ciotta Michael wrote: "Jennifer wrote: "Michael wrote: "Hello, Jennifer! How are you?"

Hi Michael, I'm doing well and you?"

That's good. :) I'm fine, too. Hey, since you have a degree in Russian studies, what good book..."


I've heard "Gulag" is great. I love "The Overcoat" by Gogol, but that's a story. Check out "Dead Souls," "The Master & the Magarita" and "Crime & Punishment." I love love "Lolita." Hope that helps! :)


Michael Gerald Dealino Jennifer wrote: "Michael wrote: "Hello, Jennifer! How are you?"

Hi Michael, I'm doing well and you?"


That's good. :) I'm fine, too. Hey, since you have a degree in Russian studies, what good books do you recommend? Have you read Gulag by Anne Applebaum?


Jennifer Ciotta Michael wrote: "Hello, Jennifer! How are you?"

Hi Michael, I'm doing well and you?


Michael Gerald Dealino Hello, Jennifer! How are you?


Jennifer Ciotta Georgina wrote: "Thanks for the friendship, Jennifer. :):)"

Right back at you, Georgina!


Jennifer Ciotta Christopher wrote: "Jennifer wrote: "Christopher wrote: "Hi Jennifer :) Been waiting for the print version of "I, Putin", it's on the top of my next Amazon order!"

Thank you SO MUCH, Christopher! You made my day! I ..."


Christopher, how wonderful! And thank you so much. I hope you enjoy it. I appreciate your support. Best wishes! Jennifer


Christopher Jennifer wrote: "Christopher wrote: "Hi Jennifer :) Been waiting for the print version of "I, Putin", it's on the top of my next Amazon order!"

Thank you SO MUCH, Christopher! You made my day! I hope you enjoy it..."


Just ordered "I, Putin" but I'll have and be patient as it won't be arriving until the end of August with some other purchses!


Jennifer Ciotta Jenna wrote: "Hey :) nice to meet you! Thanks for friend requesting me! I noticed that we have a similar favorite book - Candy by Luke Davies! Nobody ever quite understands why I love that book so much, but I'm ..."

Jenna, Nice to "meet" you as well, esp. as a fellow Candy lover! Yep, I totally think Candy is brilliant writing and absolutely hilarious at times. I guess we both have an offbeat sense of humor. You have a great day too.:) Jennifer


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Jenna Hey :) nice to meet you! Thanks for friend requesting me! I noticed that we have a similar favorite book - Candy by Luke Davies! Nobody ever quite understands why I love that book so much, but I'm so glad that we can relate! Hope you have an awesome day, and I'm so glad that we became friends :)


Jennifer Ciotta Christopher wrote: "Hi Jennifer :) Been waiting for the print version of "I, Putin", it's on the top of my next Amazon order!"

Thank you SO MUCH, Christopher! You made my day! I hope you enjoy it. Btw, I love O Pioneers!, it's one of my favorite books of all time. Glad to see you enjoyed it as well.


Christopher Hi Jennifer :) Been waiting for the print version of "I, Putin", it's on the top of my next Amazon order!


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