"This collection proves that you can go home again, because when you are from New Jersey, you never really leave."
-- Mark Sceurman, Weird N.J.
"This funny, wistful, and appealingly oddball book covers more ground in New Jersey than the Turnpike. It's a fitting tribute to my beloved -- and deeply misunderstood -- home state."
-- Jancee Dunn, author of But Enough About Me...
About the Author
is a fiction and nonfiction writer who divides her time between Pittsburgh and Brooklyn. Her work has appeared in anthologies and publications such as The Forward, San Francisco Chronicle, The Moscow Times, Nextbook
and Post Road.
Born in Moscow, Irina was raised in Fair Lawn, New Jersey.