Posts Tagged: jessica grose

Remembering the Early Days of Jezebel with Anna Holmes

The Book of Jezebel is "An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Lady Things" edited by Jezebel creator and former editor Anna Holmes that includes funny-to-serious entries ranging from giggle (Tee-hee) to Wolf, Naomi. Published in October, it's a work of art, a humor book, a compendium of writing from an array of notable names, and an excellent guide to important topics of our time.

It's also a book that came from a blog, and not just any blog, but the blog that set the stage for sites like The Hairpin to emerge and implement and experiment with their own styles, voices, and content. Jezebel was the first to dedicate itself to breaking new ground in writing for women, to [...]


The Best Time I Peed on Something for Revenge

Jessica: OK I meant to pee on my ex-boyfriend's car, but I was smart enough to be like, "It's going to be really embarrassing if he catches me squatting on his hood," so my roommates and I peed in Dunkin Donuts coffee cups and empty Ben & Jerry's containers and brought them over to his house to dump on his car.

Edith: Oh my god.

Jessica: But then his car wasn't there!!!!!!!!! So we just left them on his porch.

Jessica Grose is an associate editor at Slate.


I Dream of Britney

In 2008 I started a single topic Tumblr that never went anywhere. It was called I Dream of Britney, and the idea was that readers would submit their celebrity-laden fantasies and nightmares (no one ever posted but me, though). At that point, Tyra Banks was my subconscious’s most frequent famous guest star. Those dreams usually involved some sort of America’s Next Top Model scenario in which she was judging me and finding me insufficiently fierce and overly dumpy.

Though the Tumblr was named for Britney Spears (and she’s apparently a very common dreamscape fixture), I had never had my own dream about her until this past Saturday. [...]


Grownups Sharing Things

Hairpin pal Jess Grose polled thousands of couples in long-term relationships on their money-sharing tendencies, and created a widget for you to see how your habits stack up. Did you give your husband some money this morning? Or did you take all of his, but replace it with a drawing?


On Prenatal Depression

Hairpin pal Jessica Grose has written a two-parter on prenatal depression: part one, part two.