Jessica Grose

Jessica Grose

Jessica Grose in 2010
Born United States
Occupation Journalist, editor, novelist
Years active 2009–present

Jessica Grose is an American journalist, editor and novelist. She is the author of Sad Desk Salad (HarperCollins, 2012) and co-author of LOVE, MOM: Poignant, Goofy, Brilliant Messages from Home. (Hyperion, 2009)


Jessica Grose is a journalist who frequently covers women's issues, parenting, and contemporary culture. She is a regular contributor to Fast Company, Bloomberg Businessweek, and Slate magazines. Her essays and featured reporting appear in The New York Times, Glamour, New York, Elle, The New Republic, Spin and The Village Voice.

Grose began her journalism career as Associate Editor of Jezebel, a blog owned by Gawker Media.[1] Soon after, Grose and author Doree Shafrir began a popular blog titled Postcards From Yo Momma, which became the basis for a book published by Hyperion Books in March 2009 titled LOVE, MOM: Poignant, Goofy, Brilliant Messages from Home.[2][3][4][5]

Grose was named managing editor of Slate's women's site DoubleX in 2009, and co-hosted its "DoubleX Gabfest" podcast alongside Hanna Rosin and Noreen Malone.[6] In 2012, Grose published her debut novel Sad Desk Salad through William Morrow Paperbacks / Harper Collins. It was billed "The Devil Wears Prada for the blogger age" and praised for its wit and accurate portrayal of the media by its reviewers and authors Jennifer Weiner and Amy Sohn.[7][8][9][10] The novel chronicles writer Alex Lyons and satirizes the frenetic pace and moral traps of high-traffic blogging. The story is inspired by Grose's own early media career editing popular websites, including Slate and Jezebel.[11][12][13]

Grose is currently Deputy Editor of Vulture, the culture blog of New York magazine.[14][15] According to a New York Times announcement, she married Michael Winton in 2010 and together they live in Brooklyn, New York.[16]



  1. Holmes, Anna (2007-10-15). "We've Got A New Jezebel, And Her Name Is Jessica". Jezebel.
  2. "Postcards From Yo Momma".
  3. Moore, Jina (2009-05-04). "Book Review: Love, Mom: Poignant, Goofy, Brilliant Messages from Home". Christian Science Monitor.
  4. La Force, Thessaly (2009-04-06). "Love, Mom". The New Yorker.
  5. Schillinger, Liesl (2009-04-02). "Your Mother Should Know". The New York Times.
  6. "Jessica Grose Becomes Managing Editor at DoubleX". Media Life Magazine. 2009-01-09.
  7. Doll, Jen (2012-10-03). "Fictionalizing Blogging Life". The Wire.
  8. Fischer, Molly (2012-11-30). "Chick Lit Has a New Heroine". The New Republic.
  9. "Kirkus Review: Sad Desk Salad". Kirkus Reviews. 2012-02-22.
  10. Angelo, Megan (2012-11-01). "Poll: Whatcha Reading These Days? (Plus 3 Books I'm Obsessed With)". Glamour.
  11. Tenore, Mallary Jean (2013-02-04). "How bloggers became the new chick lit heroines". Poynter.
  12. "Fiction Book Review: Sad Desk Salad by Jessica Grose". Publishers Weekly. 2012-10-01.
  13. Salario, Alizah (2012-11-30). "Alizah Salario on Sad Desk Salad: Is the Internet the Novel's Saving Grace?". Los Angeles Review of Books.
  14. Meltzer, Marisa Meltzer (2012-03-13). "Vulture snags Slate's Jessica Grose, 'Time' mag's Gilbert Cruz as editors". Capital.
  15. Stoeffel, Kat (2012-03-13). "Jessica Grose and Gilbert Cruz Named Editors at". New York Observer.
  16. "Jessica Grose, Michael Winton". The New York Times. 2010-06-13.

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