Jessica Winter - Author

About the Author

Jessica Winter is features editor at Slate and the former culture editor of Time. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, the Guardian, Bookforum, The Believer, and many other publications. She lives in Brooklyn.

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Dort, Wo Du Bist

Dort, Wo Du Bist

Author: Jessica Winter Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/12/2017

Break in Case of Emergency

Break in Case of Emergency

Author: Jessica Winter Format: eBook Release Date: 28/07/2016

'Extremely funny - a satirical masterpiece that is tender and existentially-minded as well. I loved it!' Elizabeth McKenzie, author of THE PORTABLE VEBLEN'Very smart and juicy and weird and entertaining ... it reads like a chick lit plot written by Franzen' Curtis SittenfeldJen has reached her early thirties and has all but abandoned a once-promising painting career when, spurred by the economic crisis, she takes a poorly defined job at a feminist nonprofit. The foundation's aim is to empower women, but staffers spend all their time devising acronyms for imaginary programs, ruthlessly undermining one another, and stroking the ego of their boss, the larger-than-life celebrity philanthropist Leora Infinitas. Jen's complicity in this passive-aggressive hellscape only intensifies her feelings of inferiority compared to her two best friends - one a wealthy attorney with a picture-perfect family, the other a passionately committed artist - and so does Jen's apparent inability to have a baby, a source of existential panic that begins to affect her marriage and her already precarious status at the office. Jessica Winter's ferociously intelligent debut novel is a wry satire that explores the difficulty of navigating friendships as they shift to accommodate marriage and family, and the unspoken tensions that can strain even the strongest bonds.

Break in Case of Emergency

Break in Case of Emergency

Author: Jessica Winter Format: eBook Release Date: 12/07/2016

';A funny and moving commentary on that point in a woman's life when everything seems to come into question."e;Camille Perri,The New York Times"e;It's the superb insights and penetrating writing that make this book remarkable... An extraordinary debut."e; The Guardian"e;Enthralling, sharply observed"e; Marie Claire"e;Hilarious... The personal and workplace plots are woven together beautifully. Read, cringe, laugh, relate."e; Lenny"e;In thiscutting commentary on workplace toxicity and how its tendrils can strangle relationships, Winter uses humor to illuminate the state of modern work, family, and friendship."e; Elle.com"e;Sassy, sarcastic and sleek, this is a wonderfully brash appraisal of how we live."e;Colum McCannOne of Elle Magazine's 19 Summer Books That Everyone Will Be Talking AboutOne of Cosmo's Reads for JulyOne of Refinery29's Two New Books to Read in July by Brilliant Debut AuthorsAn irreverent and deeply moving comedy about friendship, fertility, and fighting for one's sanity in a toxic workplace.Jen has reached her early thirties and has all but abandoned a once-promising painting career when, spurred by the 2008 economic crisis, she takes a poorly defined job at a feminist nonprofit. The foundation's ostensible aim is to empower women, but staffers spend all their time devising acronyms for imaginary programs, ruthlessly undermining one another, and stroking the ego of their boss, the larger-than-life celebrity philanthropist Leora Infinitas. Jen's complicity in this passive-aggressive hellscape only intensifies her feelings of inferiority compared to her two best friendsone a wealthy attorney with a picture-perfect family, the other a passionately committed artistas does Jen's apparent inability to have a baby, a source of existential panic that begins to affect her marriage and her already precarious status at the office. As Break in Case of Emergency unfolds, a fateful art exhibition, a surreal boondoggle adventure in Belize, and a devastating personal loss conspire to force Jen to reckon with some hard truths about herself and the people she loves most.Jessica Winter's ferociously intelligent debut novel is a wry satire of celebrity do-goodism as well as an exploration of the difficulty of navigating friendships as they shift to accommodate marriage and family, and the unspoken tensions that can strain even the strongest bonds.From the Hardcover edition.

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