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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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"His definition of men’s fiction? Work that is ‘plot-driven and exciting, where one thing happens after another,’ he said. ‘And also at the same time, dealing with passages in a man’s life that seem common.’"

It’s a good thing we lady writers are busy writing books that are boring, and where nothing happens. We wouldn’t want too much excitement. We might faint dramatically. We might have to take to our beds for weeks on end. We are delicate things, we lady writers.

Did you hear me? I said we might fucking faint.

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    Maybe this is a function of my very specific and weird and insulated social context, but I feel like there is something...
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    Women’s fiction is now as mysterious a term as feminine hygiene.
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    Maybe so. And THAT is super depressing—way more depressing than sexism!—so THANKS CLIO. :P
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    I don’t think you like it when people are able to show when you’re totally off-base. So let’s get a few things straight:...
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    Michelle Dean is very smart.
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    But I don’t think it is just LADIES + ROMANCE, actually. I think it’s that “people talking to each other and making...
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    Nitsuh Abebe says exactly what I try to articulate in these debates about men’s fiction, but much more poetically....
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    Women don’t know what the hell they want. They just cry, and buy shoes, and worry about fashion, men and age. Really,...