Jane Borden is an author, arts-and-entertainment journalist, and comedic performer. Her first book, "I Totally Meant to Do That", was published by Crown in March 2011. Vanity Fair called it “affectionate” and New York Magazine deemed it “lowbrow-brilliant.” The Brooklyn Paper announced Borden as “the new ‘It’ girl.”more on me

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Like Cerberus, a griffin or one of those joints near Port Authority that's both a Pizza Hut and a Taco Bell, Jane is a hybrid too horrifying to exist: a hipster-debutante. She was reared in a proper Southern home, and sent to boarding school, then a sorority. She next moved to New York and discovered that none of this grooming meant a lick to anyone. In fact, she hid her past—it was easier than explaining what a debutante "does" (answer: not much). more on the book


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“a deeply personal and hilarious love letter to both New York City and the south.” Mike Birbiglia “What is it about North Carolina? First they gave us David Sedaris. Now, Jane Borden.”  A. J. Jacobs “Reading this charming and zany debut, I just wanted to hug Jane Borden.” Gary Shteyngart “If you took Mark Twain, shaved the mustache, added lady parts...” Ed Helms “...a sweet reminder of what it feels like to be new in New York.” Amy Poehler

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