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Estranged is featured in The Wall Street Journal in a piece on powerful memoirs about abusive families:

Elle includes ESTRANGED in their guide to “the best books of the summer” in the July issue, writing: “If you’re moved by stories of resilience, Jessica Berger Gross’s memoir Estranged: Leaving Family and Finding Home (Scribner) shows how — after breaking free from her father’s physical and emotional abuse — she bravely and painstakingly built a thriving life of her own.”

Read Jessica’s essay Why I Haven’t Talked To My Father In 17 Years, adapted from her memoir Estranged, in New York Magazine’s The Cut. calls Estranged “a gripping memoir” in this article about summer books by women you are guaranteed to love

The Boston Globe interviews Jessica for “The Story Behind the Book” column

Jessica Berger Gross talks to Jessica Gross (really!) for Longreads

Watch Jessica discuss Estranged with Salon’s Mary Elizabeth Williams

Read an exclusive excerpt of ESTRANGED “My Parents Said I Bruised Easily” with a moving introduction by Sari Botton

Jessica talks to Sari Botton for her Writers Braver Than Me column on The Rumpus

Jessica speaks to Newsday about her abusive Long Island childhood

Mira Ptacin reviews Estranged for the Portland Press Herald, writing that Jessica is “brave and unshaken” and “unsentimental…a lyrical storyteller”

Listen to Jessica on the Woodstock Booktalk Podcast with Martha Frankel

Listen to the Yogaland podcast with Andrew Ferretti (Jessica’s former Yoga Journal editor) for an in-depth conversation about everything from Iyengar yoga to writing Estranged on this episode “The Courage to Choose Happiness”

Read Jessica’s essay on “I Cut Off Contact with My Parents and I Don’t Regret It”

The Forward says Estranged is one of the 23 books you need to read this summer.

Kirkus Reviews says Estranged is “an unsentimentally courageous memoir” that “chronicles the dark side of family life with honesty while revealing that love can still be a possibility for those willing to break self-defeating patterns of behavior.” Read the full review here

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