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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 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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Fried green tomato and shrimp remoulade po boy from Crabby Jacks, motherfucker.

All the oysters. (@Pascal’s Manale)

The Australian New Zealand Pavlova

Watch my gorgeous friend Kate read from her brilliant memoir, Blue Plate Special, in my loft. (I wish it were always this clean.)

@The Henry Review

Cherry jam and butter biscuit from Marlow & Sons.

The woman behind me in line was like, “That’s the breakfast of champions. They’re so good.” And I was like, “I know,” all haughty, like I was a genius, like I had made it myself or something instead of just stumbled six blocks away from my house and stood in line for 2.5 minutes and impulse bought 6000 delicious calories.

Whatever, she was jealous.

Ensalada pulpo in Miami

Two years ago, she flew to New York from Chicago to care for me while I recovered from a minor operation. The surgery went smoothly, and the painkillers were a delight. Later, at my apartment, I handed her a grocery list of comfort foods. Included on that list was Campbell’s Chicken Noodle Soup.

“I should make you some chicken noodle soup instead,” she said.

“Mom, you have never made me chicken noodle soup in your life — except from a can,” I said.

Find out what happens when my mother tries to make me chicken noodle soup in this week’s NYT Magazine Lives column.