Jessica Allen writes about food, culture, travel, parenting, and New York City (where she lives).
Her work has been published in many places, including: The Boston Globe, CBS, The Christian Science Monitor, CNN, The Independent, McSweeney's, Mental Floss, New York Metro Parents, The Onion's A.V. Club, Paste, Publishers Weekly, Roads & Kingdoms, Salon, The Smart Set, The Toast, The Washington Post, and Writer's Digest.
The Great American Read, her book about books, was published in 2018. She's also written books about astrology, taking care of your home, axolotls, and cool, under-the-radar colleges.
A few fun facts: she can eat her weight in jelly beans, has been to every US state except Kansas, and once spent a day walking the perimeter of Manhattan, some 37 miles.