In the 17th episode of Truer Words, Melissa talks with Jen Doll about Sassy magazine, writing and reading advice columns, and her freelance writing career.
Jen is the author of a memoir, Save the Date, a YA novel, Unclaimed Baggage, which is currently being adapted for television. She also has an advice column for WeWork, writes for many publications and is working on her second novel.
Books, authors, movies, TV, specials, and other media or institutions mentioned include:
Taffy Brodesser-Akner profile in Cosmopolitan by Jen Ortiz
A response to the Taffy profile in Longreads by Soraya Roberts
Ella Dawson’s tweet about Jen’s Harper’s story
Why Does It Feel Like Everyone Has More Money Than You? by Jen Doll in Harpers Bazaar
Abigail Disney Has More Money Than She’ll Ever Spend by Sarah McVeigh
Make Art, Make Money: Lessons from Jim Henson on Fueling Your Creative Career by Elizabeth Hyde Stevens
The Real Ramona by Sarah Jaffe
A Girl from Yamhill by Beverly Cleary