Home No. 5

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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lol guys on tinder with pics of themselves shaking hands with mike tyson. “go out on a date with me, I know convicted rapists.”

The Middlesteins in Russia.

'Nobody Is Ever Missing' is composed mostly of long, languid sentences that push into the night like headlights. They’re the sign of a writer settling in for a long backcourt game, one who is going to wear you down rather than go in for the kill. Sometimes these sentences lose their way, stall out or end up doubling back on themselves. Just as often, they are improbably beautiful, or simply cool and knowing.

Catherine Lacey’s ‘Nobody Is Ever Missing’ - NYTimes.com

I loved this book so much and am thrilled that it received such a positive review today.

My two favorite books so far this year, ‘Nobody Is Ever Missing’ and Roxane Gay’s ‘An Untamed State’, both follow women (Elyria and Mirelle) who have suddenly left their homes - albeit under  t r e m e n d o u s l y  different circumstances. They’re two women I will not soon forget. Two women who are as deserving of your attention as the writers who created them.

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Rebooting this morning. I got up at 5:30 and walked the dog for an hour.  I was free and easy with my hellos to strangers on the street. I got to where I was going faster than usual, or at least it felt that way. I was just trying to make sense of everything and so time moved differently. Nothing was open for coffee except for a little vegan place, painted pink. The dog sat placidly outside. I bought yogurt and raspberries after that. Just before I got home, I saw my handsome, married neighbor who smokes cigars at sunset on the roof by himself. We beamed at each other. In my apartment I lit a candle, I scrubbed the stove. I took down a piece of art from the wall, wrapped it up in a bag, put in the closet. Just so I would never have to look at it again. I moved some other pieces around on the wall behind my desk. Just so I could have something new behind me. I might order an office chair, too, I’ve been thinking about that. Just so I could have some new kind of support. Then there was the making of the lists. My lists are serious. They are designed for radical alteration and also for success. #7: Whatever I was doing before today was the thing I did then but now it’s now and I need to do something else.

He ended up getting “The Bird Dog.”

I’ve gone too far this time