Jenny Offill


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Jenny Offill is an American author born in Massachusetts. Her first novel Last Things was published in 1999 was a New York Times Notable book and a finalist for the L.A Times First Book Award.

She is also the co-editor with Elissa Schappell of two anthologies of essays and the author of several children's books She teaches in the MFA programs at Brooklyn College, Columbia University and Queens University.

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Dept. of Speculation

3.73 avg rating — 31,097 ratings — published 2014 — 44 editions
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Sparky!

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17 Things I'm Not Allowed t...

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11 Experiments That Failed

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Last Things

3.52 avg rating — 884 ratings — published 1999 — 18 editions
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The Friend Who Got Away: Tw...

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While You Were Napping

3.18 avg rating — 245 ratings — published 2012 — 4 editions
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Money Changes Everything: T...

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Weather

4.08 avg rating — 80 ratings — expected publication 2020 — 4 editions
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“But now it seems possible that the truth about getting older is that there are fewer and fewer things to make fun of until finally there is nothing you are sure you will never be.”
Jenny Offill, Dept. of Speculation

“If I had to sum up what he did to me, I’d say it was this: he made me sing along to all the bad songs on the radio. Both when he loved me and when he didn't.”
Jenny Offill, Dept. of Speculation

“She thinks before she acts. Or more properly, she thinks instead of acts. A character flaw, not a virtue.”
Jenny Offill, Dept. of Speculation

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