Jessica Gross

Jessica Gross is a writer based in New York City. She contributes to The New York Times Magazine,, and The Paris Review Daily, among other places. Jessica has a Master's degree in cultural reporting and criticism from New York University and a Bachelor's in anthropology from Princeton University.


Earnest Underbelly

I genuinely enjoyed "Miss Fortune." I found myself not merely smiling, but cackling — and, in turn, tearing up or sighing with sad recognition....

Poetry and Persona

The essays in Queen of the Fall describe, with wrenching precision, a woman's inability to have children....

But What’s Underneath?

We met when we were almost youngDeep in the green lilac park.You held on to me like I was a ...

Becoming Human: On Spike Jonze’s “Her”