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Hi, I'm Jami Attenberg. I write books, and much, much more. My fourth book, The Middlesteins, came out in 2012. You can order it here or here. My fifth book, Saint Mazie, will be published in June 2015.

Also I like dogs and fighting crime.

This is the fifth place to find me on the internet. Please don't tell me I need a sixth.

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September 2014 Events, Switzerland, France & Italy

September 5-7 – Morges, Switzerland
Le livre sur les quais festival
September 5, 5:30 PM, “Blood Ties” panel with Nathan Filer & Sadie Jones

September 8 – Neuilly-sur-Seine, France
2:30 PM, Centre Communautaire de Neuilly-sur-Seine

September 11-14 – Vincennes, France
Festival America
September 13, 12:00 PM, “The Place Where I Live” panel with Nickolas Butler, Ron Rash, and Jesmyn Ward
September 13, 4:00 PM, “What Family” panel with Christopher Boucher & Stuart Nadler
September 13, 6:00 PM, “Characters in Search of Author” panel with Rick Bass & France Daigle
September 13, 7:00 PM, “Families” panel with Wally Lamb & Alexi Zentner

September 15-17 – Rome, Italy
Festival Internazionale di Letteratura e Cultura Ebraica
September 16, 9:00 PM, “American Encounters” with Lara Crinò @ Palace of Culture (Via Portico d’Ottavia, Rome)

September 18 – Palermo, Italy
9:00 PM, @ Hotel Plaza Opera sponsored by Modusvivendi Libreria

This came in the mail today. It’s gorgeous. Taking it on the plane with me to Europe so it can be savored properly in a foreign cafe.

I only drink one cup of coffee a day and I cling to it like a teenage girlfriend.


Earlier today I took an @Uber car to the airport and found myself really enjoying the mix of music my driver, an older African-American man, was playing in the car. I asked if it was a satellite radio station he was playing and, if so, which one it was. He replied that it was a CD he’d made, his own mix of personal favorites. A little while later we arrived at LAX and, after helping me get my bags from the trunk, the driver handed me a CD.

"Here, I want you to have this," he said as he handed me the CD he’d been playing. "I know you will enjoy it."

He then smiled widely, climbed back into his car and drove away. It was one of the nicest things anyone has done for me in some time.


Hanging with new dog Shae, young female Puggle. Owner surrendered. #animalmagnet

Get on it, people.


quickie frustration comic because I thought we were past this.



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sick deal

All these beautiful things.

I started sending Sid occasionally to daycare at Happy Dogs (they are GREAT) and this past week, while I was on vacation, he stayed there the whole time I was gone. When I showed up today to pick him up they said, “Did you see the puggle post from yesterday?” And I said, “No.” And then they showed me and I said, “Oh my god.” (He’s the fat one on the right, of course.)