Klonopin Lunch by Jessica Dorfman Jones
A Memoir

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Gritty. Dirty. Hard-core. Transformative. Funny.  This is the real Sex and the City.
 
By her late twenties, Jessica Dorfman Jones had dutifully achieved everything she thought she was supposed to: marriage, law degree, high-paying job, nice apartment in Greenwich Village. But she was miserable and felt like she was living a life that wasn't hers. Desperate to change her status quo and figure out who she really was, Jessica went about the business of making a change by demolishing the life she knew. She threw her good-girl image aside and set out to unleash the very bad girl she had never before tried to be.

Embracing the deliciously debauched world of sex, drugs, and rock and roll, Jessica leaves behind her sweet and well-behaved husband for the ultimate bad-boy guitar player, starts her own band, and parties harder than she had ever thought possible. She starts a band, puts her job in jeopardy, and causes her friends and family no end of worry with her illicit behavior. And then, in the midst of her self-created chaos, the wildest thing of all happens. She figures out who she is, who she most definitely is not, and what might, if she's lucky, come next.

Klonopin Lunch
is Jessica’s wickedly funny and uncensored journey down the rabbit hole and back out again, into a life that, at last, makes her truly happy.
 

About Jessica Dorfman Jones

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A die-hard native New Yorker, graduate of the Nightingale-Bamford School (she still has the white gloves to prove it), Kenyon College, and Cardozo Law School, Jessica Dorfman Jones started her life in publishing in the publicity department of Simon & Schuster. She continued on, among other jobs, as a literary agent (responsible for bringing Legally Blonde into the world) and book packager. She is the author of The Art of Cheating: A Nasty Little Book for Tricky Little Schemers and Their Hapless Victims, which she is adapting into a feature film. Jessica is currently at work on a novel, as well as a musical titled Friends Like These about the triumphs and trials of female friendships. She is also the cofounder of Glass Elevator Media, a production company based in LA and New York. Jessica lives and works in New York City and her writing is frequently interrupted by her tiny dog Oscar's loud indignation at not being catered to 24/7.
 
Published July 17, 2012 by Crown. 338 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs. Non-fiction

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A funny, sexy memoir of a good girl gone momentarily very bad.

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What ensues is the sordid unraveling of her affair and marriage: she begins to frequent Gideon’s gigs (she’s only a little shocked at how mediocre his band is), stays out late, does drugs with him and his band, loses weight, and starts her own band, Throws like a Girl.

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Wilson Pulitzer Prize-Winning Biologist Author of On Human Nature Sat 11 Tix are available at etix.com Sun7:30 @Powells the first collection of short fiction from Jess Walter, is a suite of diverse, often comic stories wp.me/P2DwkQ-bv0 Saturday the 2nd, 10am / Powell’s City of Books ...

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There is a touch of arrogance and privilege in Jones’s tour through depravity and boredom that is overlaid with killer wit, laugh out loud moments, the bitter dregs of the morning after, and an excellent sense of timing and well written prose that makes Klonopin Lunch is more than just a memoir o...

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Jessica spent a couple of years leading the life that many of us fantasize about but would never actually dream of pursuing.

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