Selected Writing

Estranged, a Kindle Single

estranged_coverAmazon: A powerful and haunting memoir about walking away. Jessica Berger Gross grew up in a middle class town on Long Island, and from the outside, her family looked like any other. But Jessica was forced to keep secret the violence that went on at home. Finally, at the age of 28, she realized that her family was so broken it couldn’t be put back together, and so she irrevocably cut ties with her mother and father. As she soon learned, however, such a choice could not be made without calling into question her own essential goodness and morality. Evocative and unflinchingly honest, Estranged describes one woman’s struggle with her past, and her unique journey towards happiness. Read an excerpt at the Huffington Post.

The New York Times Magazine

Life With Bella

About What Was Lost

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These honest and courageous stories remind us that many routes exist between loss and healing.
— Hope Edelman, author of Motherless Daughters and The Possibility of Everything

A gift to the many women who will find the solace of shared experiences in these pages.
— Dani Shapiro, author of Devotion and Family History

An essential dialogue about an experience that, for too long, has been suffered in silence.
— Rebecca Walker, author of Baby Love and editor of One Big Happy Family

In this intimate anthology, twenty writers explore the grief and sadness—and hope—that living through a miscarriage can bring.

Lilith Magazine

Truth or Dare

enLIGHTened

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A charming testimony to yoga’s ability to heal the body and the mind.
— Neal Pollack, author of Stretch: The Unlikely Making of a Yoga Dude

Jessica Berger Gross occupies that rare space on the bookshelf of writers I want to become and befriend. She can be both funny and very honest about her journey, and her plan for becoming the best and truest version of herself was inspiring. And doable!
— Suzan Colon, author of Cherries in Winter: My Family’s Recipe for Hope in Hard Times

Recipes, philosophy, yoga poses, compassion, pineapple cutting lessons, and practical tips about diet and health.
— Catherine Newman, author of Waiting for Birdy and Catastrophic Happiness

Yoga Journal

An Honest Meal
Baby Love