Jia Tolentino is a staff writer at The New Yorker. Raised in Texas, she studied at the University of Virginia before serving in Kyrgyzstan in the Peace Corps and receiving her M.F.A. in fiction from the University of Michigan. She was a contributing editor at The Hairpin and the deputy editor at Jezebel, and her work has appeared in The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, Time, Grantland, Slate, Bon Appétit, SPIN, Pitchfork, and FADER. She lives in Brooklyn.
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