Jen Michalski

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You'll Be Fine (2021; NineStar Press)

"An enjoyable story about an adult trying to grow up"
Kirkus Reviews

Selected, "Best Books We Read This Year (2021)”— Independent Book Review

Coming Soon

The Company of Strangers
(2022; Braddock Avenue Books)

My Big Fat Dream Wedding

I dreamed last night about getting married. The only problem was I didn't have a groom. The wedding was very elaborate, my mother was very happy, as was her undefined sexually ambiguous close female friend (this person does not exist in real life). Relatives and cousins I don't have attended. At one point, someone took a picture of me and my brother, who I thought briefly was my groom, but at the end of the dream I was still looking for a groom, someone to be in the other half of the picture. I wonder if this dreams signifies traditional female achievement versus modern female achievement. In the dream I was happy to get the attention and never wanted the day to end, yet I also felt the attention was undeserved, at best, incomplete.

Well, I'm glad I had my wedding in a dream. I'd hate to plan one in real life.