Writer, @mental_floss contributing editor. My first book, Save the Date, is out now from Penguin/Riverhead. Photo by Sarah Shatz. jen(at)mentalfloss(dot)com

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The queen of Tupperware

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A Day in the Life of a Pizza Guru

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Fabulously Creepy Reads by 13 Women Writers

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A Plea for Self-Control Regarding the Exclamation Point

thewire.com — As we gathered punctuation favorites from a range of our favorite writers, novelists, and word knowledgable people, we ran into a cold, hard fact. Some punctuation marks were hated, perhaps none more vehemently than the exclamation point. It was a mark hated most of all by Grantland staff writer Rembert Browne.
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Nov 23, 2014

The thing about karaoke is it reminds me I could have only been in the backup band through sheer nepotism.

Nov 22, 2014

Tis the season of holiday parties I want to go to being on the same damn night

Nov 22, 2014

i think i need to take a break from typing, my fingers are getting too buff.

Nov 22, 2014

@joshgondelman @tylercoates i just said it once out loud alone in my apartment, and a coven of witches appeared.

Nov 22, 2014

@courtyforrest my last 10 charges are all cabs and bars. and then there's my health insurance payment, thank god.

Nov 22, 2014

the art of letter writing is lost but also lost is the art of knowing where the hell you're sposed to put the addresses in a business letter

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