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Jessica Verdi

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Jessica Verdi lives in Brooklyn, NY, and received her MFA in Writing for Children from The New School. She loves seltzer, Tabasco sauce, TV, vegetarian soup, flip-flops, and her dog. Visit her at and follow her on Twitter @jessverdi.

Barnes and Noble’s awesome book blog hosted the cover reveal for my new book WHAT YOU LEFT BEHIND last week, and I’m SO excited! The cover is gorgeous, and I got so many positive responses from TAL (Twitterers At Large). I can’t wait for this book to be out in the world—only 6 more months!

So here it is! What do you think?

What You Left Behind

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Average rating: 3.90 · 2,699 ratings · 432 reviews · 3 distinct works · Similar authors
My Life After Now
3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 1,759 ratings — published 2013 — 6 editions
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The Summer I Wasn't Me
3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 913 ratings — published 2014 — 5 editions
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What You Left Behind
3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 27 ratings — expected publication 2015 — 2 editions
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My Life After Now by Jessica Verdi
"Okay, Ms. Verdi. You win. This was almost four stars because the pacing was very short-story, four-point-five because I could've spent ages longer in this world...

...and five stars because you know your material in ways most people writing for thi..." Read more of this review »
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“That’s the point. This healthy-feeling time now just feels like a tease. Like I’m in this holding pattern, flying in smooth circles within sight of the airport, in super-comfortable first class. But I can’t enjoy the in-flight movie or free chocolate chip cookies because I know that before the airport is able to make room for us, the plane is going to run out of fuel, and we’re going to crash-land into a fiery, agonizing death.”
Jessica Verdi, My Life After Now

“Listen, I wanted to say, I don't need your judgment, okay? I have enough to deal with without you contributing, so can we just get on with this so I can get out of here?

But I couldn't form the words. Dr. Johnson viewed me as a child, and somehow, under his contemptuous gaze, I had regressed to one. I was frightened and shy, and it was all I could do to answer his questions and count the seconds until the end of the visit.”
Jessica Verdi, My Life After Now

“I felt entirely invisible and uncomfortably obvious all at the same time, sitting there in practically nothing in front of this stranger who was ignoring me.”
Jessica Verdi, My Life After Now

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