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Jami Attenberg

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I'm the author of Instant Love, The Kept Man, The Melting Season, The Middlesteins, and Saint Mazie. My sixth book, All Grown Up, came out March 2017 in the US, UK, and Holland, and is forthcoming in seven other countries in 2018. I blog at jamiatt.tumblr.com, and you can find me on twitter @jamiattenberg. I'm originally from the Chicago area, lived in New York City for twenty years, and am now happily a New Orleans resident.

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Jami Attenberg Writing is now my day job, but I used to have one. I often would take freelance gigs copywriting and work really intensely for a few months at a time…moreWriting is now my day job, but I used to have one. I often would take freelance gigs copywriting and work really intensely for a few months at a time and then take a month or two off and just write furiously the entire time. That's how I wrote my first few books. It was my goal to make it my day job so I just kept writing until it was. (It took me about eight years to get there, so don't think I am making it sound simple.)
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The Middlesteins

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Saint Mazie

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The Kept Man

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Instant Love: Fiction

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All This Could Be Yours

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“...and wasn't life full of layers and nuances, colored all kinds of shades of gray, and the way you felt about something when you were twenty or thirty or forty was not how you would feel about something when you were fifty or sixty or seventy---if only he could explain to her that regret can come at any time in your life, when you least expect it, and then you are stuck with it forever.”
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“Her life is architected, elegant and angular, a beauty to behold, and mine is a stew, a juicy, sloppy mess of ingredients and feelings and emotions, too much salt and spice, too much anxiety, always a little dribbling down the front of my shirt. But have you tasted it? Have you tasted it. It’s delicious.”
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“...if she had known just a few months before, during more innocent times, that she would feel that way for the rest of her life....which is to say conflicted, she would have treasured those unaware, nonjudgmental, preadolescent moments more thoroughly. (Oh, to be eleven again!) Because once you know, once you really know how the world works, you can't unknow it.”
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message 3: by D.A.

D.A. Schneider Hello, Jami.

My new book, The 9 Ghosts of Samen's Bane, is available now at amazon.com and target.com. Have a great day.


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message 2: by Kevin

Kevin Hi Jami,
I hope you're working on some dirty stories for me. Aiming for a 2009 release on Future Tense. We'll call it the year of smut.


message 1: by Kelly

Kelly Moran Hello!
Pleasure to meet you.
You might like a couple of my books! I added one of yours. Sounds good.
Take Care!
Kelly Moran
home.wi.rr.com/kellymoran
XXXOOO


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