Jami Attenberg is an American author who lives in New Orleans, Louisiana. She debuted with a collection of short stories with the book Instant Love before following that up with her first novel, The Kept Man

In addition to writing her novels, Attenberg has written articles for numerous publications including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times Magazine and The Guardian. Her essays in these publications touched on topics from food to urban life to sex. When she is not in New Orleans, she spends her time in Broolyn. Not a bad life.

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Kept Man(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Melting Season(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Middlesteins(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Saint Mazie(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
All Grown Up(2017) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price


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One of Attenberg’s best selling books is All Grown Up. The book follows Andrea Bern, a young woman getting old who thinks that everyone around her has a different idea of what it means to be an adult. Her life is changed when she becomes an aunt and her niece is born with a heartbreaking ailment. The Bern family is forced to reexamine what it is in their life that really matters, and they are either going to be driven together or torn apart. This book is extremely honest while also maintaining it’s humor which shows Attenberg’s power as a storyteller.

Of course, Attenberg’s debut was The Kept Man. Jarvis Miller is in an extremely tough situation as her husband has been in a coma for the past six years which has kept her between hope and grief, missing her husband and marriage while knowing that it was slipping away. Jarvis’ life gets some hope when she meets a new group of friends who call themselves the Kept Man club. The group are all men whose lifestyles are funded by their successful wives and they help Jarvis to move on with her life and open herself to a world of possibility.

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