Jessica Knoll has been a senior editor at Cosmopolitan. Now the articles editor at SELF, her writing and editing covers relationships, sex, and psychological well-being. Jessica grew up in the suburbs of Philadelphia and graduated from The Shipley School in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, and from Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, New York. She lives in New York City with her husband.
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'When you read a book, the story definitely happens inside your head. When you listen, it seems to happen in a little cloud all around it.' - Robin Sloan, Mr Penumbra's 24-hour Bookstore.
Ani FaNelli is the woman who has it all: the glamorous job, the designer wardrobe, the handsome and rich fiancé. But behind her sharp edges and meticulously crafted facade lies the darkest of pasts . . .
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by @JessMKnoll - 12 days ago
@HiltonBRose I like the way you think 😘🐶
by @JessMKnoll - 13 days ago
JessicaKnollAuthor - 14 days ago
Meet the newest member of our family, BEATRICE. Little Bee is a rescue who came to us courtesy of the fabulous folks @socalbulldogrescue, and we can't wait until May 13th when we can bring this 😇 home.
JessicaKnollAuthor - 25 days ago
My editor emailed me this morning, reminding me that it's the one year anniversary of my Lenny Letter essay, which I've linked to in my profile. I cannot believe an entire year has passed. March 29th, 2016 was one of the most validating and emotionally exhausting days of my life. I was inundated with messages of support and similar, heartbreaking stories of survival, requests from reporters, and when at 5pm I got a call that I needed to be at Rockefeller Center in 45 mins because The Today Show wanted to interview me, I was still in my pajamas with nothing in my stomach but a chocolate chip cookie dough quest bar (the best kind). The most common question I got that day and in the ensuing weeks was if this essay was helping me to heal. Would I ever be "fine?" I was too overwhelmed by what was going on to even process what I was feeling, and it would take months for me to parse the impact of the essay and this day. A year later, what I've come up with is this: I am much closer to fine than I have ever been before, but being "fine" looks nothing like I thought it would look. I can't talk about what happened to me without bursting into tears and clutching my throat, sobbing for my fifteen year old self who felt so desperately alone and ashamed. And THAT is progress. Ten years ago, five years ago, a year and a half ago even, I could tell you my story without batting an eye, and I thought that made me "fine." Fine is ugly. Fine is the hardest work I've ever done, but fine is so much better than numb. I am so grateful to Lenny and Jessica Grose and Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner for providing a space where women are free to be messy and ugly, and to all of you for your support and your bravery in sharing your stories with me. I wish I didn't know, but I do.
JessicaKnollAuthor - one month ago
By the grace of God, finished.
Do you see the same page number I see? Please tell me you do. Second books are known to cause grey hairs and hallucinations.
JessicaKnollAuthor - 2 months ago
The next best thing to being a Skimm Reads is being the comp TO the Skimm reads. Love my girls theSkimm and maybe this time next year I'll have more to offer than a comparison! Details on book two pub date coming soon...
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