Jami Attenberg has written about sex, technology, design, books, television, and urban life for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Salon, Print, The Awl, The Hairpin, Elle, Real Simple, The Rumpus, and others. Her blog, whatever-whenever.net, has been in existence in various forms since 1998. Her debut collection of stories, Instant Love, was published by Crown/Shaye Areheart Books in 2006. She is also the author of the novels, The Kept Man and The Melting Season, both published by Riverhead Books. Her third novel, The Middlesteins, was published in October 2012 by Grand Central Publishing. It appeared on The New York Times bestseller list and was a finalist for both the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction and the St. Francis College Literary Prize. She lives in Brooklyn, NY, where she fights crime in her spare time.