Jennifer Mendelsohn

NYT Bestselling author of The Hunger Games. Oh wait, that's not me. Mom. Journo/Ghostwriter (NYT, Slate, People, etc.) US Weekly Fashion Police snarker. Ex-LIer


Amanda, @TrappedAtMyDesk on Twitter, Dies, Age Unknown

She is survived by her 5,141 followers, but did she ever exist? 


Perhaps by now you’ve seen one of the latest viral YouTube phenomena, a moving montage set to Passenger’s hauntingly bittersweet “Let Her Go.” The four-minute video documents the life and death from a brain tumor of a young government…


No One Left to Remember Her


In honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day and the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, herewith the words I read at my son Alec’s 2007 bris — when we officially gave him his Hebrew name.

May all those who perished rest in peace. And may all of us who remain honor their memories.


Amanda, @TrappedAtMyDesk on Twitter, Dies, Age Unknown

She is survived by her 5,141 followers, but did she ever exist? 


Perhaps by now you’ve seen one of the latest viral YouTube phenomena, a moving montage set to Passenger’s hauntingly bittersweet “Let Her Go.” The four-minute video documents the life and death from a brain tumor of a young government…


Medium Rare

The Unexpected Appeal of the Long Island Medium


Twenty-odd years after I left Long Island for good, the prospect of running into someone I know there…