NEWS

Booklist, Flavorpill, Kirkus and more

Booklist gave The Midds a starred review! They said it was, “”Kinetic with hilarity and anguish, romance and fury…” And thanks to both Flavorpill and Kirkus for putting The Midds on their Fall Preview pick lists, with Flavorpill calling it, “Sloppy and wonderful.”

Amazon’s Big Fall Book Preview 2012

The Middlesteins tops Amazon’s Big Fall Book Preview 2012! Editorial Director Sara Nelson says, “The Royal Tenenbaums as written by Jennifer Weiner? Sounds irresistible.” Cheers Amazon!

Starred PW Review

Publishers Weekly selected The Middlesteins as their “Pick of the Week” and also gave it a starred review, calling it a, “wonderfully messy and layered family portrait.” Download the review here. Thanks P-Dubs!

Publication in the UK and Taiwan

Two amazing foreign publishers have secured rights to THE MIDDLESTEINS. In Taiwan, Amygdala will be publishing THE MIDDLESTEINS sometime next year, and in the UK, Serpents Tail will publish the book in Spring 2013. Awesome.

Kirkus Gives The Middlesteins a Starred Review

The first review of THE MIDDLESTEINS is in! Kirkus Reviews gives it a starred review: “A sharp-tongued, sweet-natured masterpiece of Jewish family life.”

New NY Times Column + The Middlesteins Pre-order

Jami has a new piece up on NYTimes.com: “No, I’m the Narrator.” Also THE MIDDLESTEINS is now available for pre-order at WORD Brooklyn and also on Amazon and BN.com.

Gorgeous Book Cover + More Internet Presence

For some reason, Jami has a tumblr now. It is here. Also, while there, check out the new book cover for her forthcoming novel THE MIDDLESTEINS. It is bold and brilliant.

Some Press, an Essay, a Winter Break

Jami was pleased to be a part of the Conde Nast Traveler’s “A Scene Grows in Brooklyn” article. Also, Brooklyn Daily named her one of “Twelve to Watch in 2012″. And finally, she happily (and yet, sadly) wrote about the Occupy Wall Street Library for Salon. Currently she’s in New Orleans for two months, where it is much sunnier than Brooklyn.

Essays and Interviews, Out There on the Internet

Jami’s published a bunch of essays and interviews, which you can find online this very second. Check out these essays for The New York Times Townie column: One Dark Night in My Neighborhood and A Shelf-Obsessed Writer. Plus she wrote about crying babies living next door for Babble, and has interviewed a bunch of writers about all things aural for emusic, including Kate Christensen and Elissa Schappell. Go read ‘em! What else were you going to do today?

New Book Deal

Super exciting news: Jami’s fourth book, THE MIDDLESTEINS, has been sold to Grand Central Publishing!  It’s about a Midwestern Jewish family.  A nice, smart lady named Helen Atsma is going to edit it.  It’s going to come out in 2012. And now you know everything.