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The Week I Ruled the World

What a strange and wonderful week!  I had something of a media quinella these last seven days, and while the usual internet boast-o-rama makes me cringe more than a little, it’s all stuff I’m proud of, so I wanted to put up some links and shine a spotlight on some of this work in case [...]

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An excerpt from JFB’s new novella, I’LL GIVE YOU SOMETHING TO CRY ABOUT.

Announcing a new short novel from me entitled I’LL GIVE YOU SOMETHING TO CRY ABOUT, my first fiction for adult readers with a trans character.  It’s an ebook only, from the new enterprise called SHEBOOKS, which offers short works by women, for women.  I’m thrilled about the project. Here’s a link where you can purchase [...]

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New JFB Novella from Shebooks: I’LL GIVE YOU SOMETHING TO CRY ABOUT

So I have a new story out, now available exclusively from Shebooks, the new e-book service promoting work for women, by women. The novella is called I’LL GIVE YOU SOMETHING TO CRY ABOUT. It’s about a family from Maine–the Rileys– taking a road trip to Ford’s Theatre, in Washington, DC, where they hope to see [...]

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“When Music Was Strange”: JFB column in NYT

WHEN MUSIC WAS STRANGE Jennifer Finney Boylan In the age of the Internet, where do new ideas come from? BELGRADE LAKES, Me. — IN 1975 it was my friend Daryl — one of the very few African-American students in my mostly white prep school — who was the champion of the new. “Boylan,” he said [...]

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JFB live, reading “In The Early Morning Rain,” a story from SHE’S NOT THERE

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On “Lost Loves”

Obsession: Jennifer Boylan on Lost Loves Thursday, May 1 at 9 PM At Chez Andre in the Standard Hotel (5th St at Bowery) It must be awkward for renowned memoirist Jennifer Boylan to talk about memories she doesn’t mean to summon. Memories of lost loves – girls from her youth – that invade her thoughts [...]

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Thirty Seconds over Manhattan

Greetings, culture Lovers (as Mr. Know-it-All used to say).  Three separate events for me in NYC in the next two weeks, and an opportunity for you to hear new work from me, take in a reading, and/or if you’re adventurous, join me for dinner. Event the First: At Chez Andre, in the Standard Hotel, at [...]

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JFB reading with Augusten Burroughs at STRAND Bookshop, NYC, May 8.

Here’s a quick note announcing a reading with me and Augusten Burroughs at the Strand Bookshop in Manhattan on May 8.  I hope if you’re in the city you’ll be willing to join us.  Afterward, there will be arm-wrestling.

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Ring them Bells: Two NYT op/eds from JFB, December 2013

Greetings all.  While the December Project dominated my home page during the last month, I did want to post links to two columns of mine that appeared in the New York Times during that month. The first is about my days ringing a bell for the Salvation Army.  Here’s a short tease: A Transgender Volunteer [...]

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JFB on Chelsea Manning in Washington Post 8/22/13

Here’s an essay I wrote for the Washington Post about Chelsea Manning and trans identity.  I was also interviewed for this other story about this “cultural moment” for trans folks, which ran the same day. Longing for the day when Chelsea Manning and I both seem boring View Photo Gallery — Bradley Manning, then and now: From [...]

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  • The Boylan Family, summer 2010

    DSC_0063 "You hang around our family, you learn all kinds of stuff."
  • Will Forte as Jennifer Finney Boylan on “Saturday Night Live”

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  • Jenny with Barbara Walters, December, 2008

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  • Jenny atop Maine’s Mount Katahdin

    2036947979_34bfbec240 August, 2002.
  • Surrounded

    boylanWith President Clinton and Maine's Governor John Baldacci, fall 2006.
  • JFB and Edward Albee

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    Edward had been my teacher at Johns Hopkins in the winter of 1986. He visited Colby in fall, 2007. As we took our leave of each other, he kissed me on both cheeks and said, "We have done well. You and I."

  • Jenny and her teacher, the great John Barth

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    Jack was my professor at JHU when I did my thesis, back in the day. After many years, I can now confidently say I finally understand his definition of plot. Which is, of course, "the perturbation of an unstable homeostatic system and its catastrophic restoration to a new and complexified equilibrium."