I am a comedian based in New York city. I also sing, play an accordion a ukulele and host burlesque shows. You can see some of my satire videos on the Huffington Post at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/juliet-jeske
I started this blog because I didn’t feel confident as a writer. I thought that I might go back to school after my divorce and I would use this blog for writing practice. Based on a friend’s suggestion I submitted an entry to the Huffington Post’s Divorce section. Before my friend suggested it, I didn’t even know Huffington Post had a divorce section. I submitted my most popular blog post “Dating After Divorce in a City of Sluts”. To my amazement it ran as the lead story in Divorce for the entire Labor day weekend. It was “liked” around 7,000 times on Facebook and I was interviewed on Canadian radio and Australian television because of the buzz from the article. I started working on a book about being a traditional dater in a city full of promiscuous behavior. I have been called the “Carrie Bradshaw for the 99%”. After reading the best seller “Sex in the City” I hardly recognized the city in which I have lived for over a decade. My friends don’t date models, they don’t club hop from one exclusive night club to the next, and they don’t spend $400 on a pair of shoes. I think we also have stories to tell and I intend to tell them! Hopefully someone will want to publish me!
I also wrote an article about my ex-husband called “My ex-husband the Clown” which was a mild sensation on Huffington Post. From that article I was interviewed on BBC Radio’s program “Outlook” and acquired a literary agent. I am currently working on a yet to be titled memoir about my marriage to a closeted homosexual and clown.
I also tend to write about depression since my major depression following my divorce has since transformed me. I never understood the serious medical illness that is clinical depression until I went through the horrors of it myself.
And as is standard practice for most blogs, I do not allow personal attacks against me, or another person on these posts. If I deem something to be abusive it won’t get approved. I don’t have a problem with a differing opinion but, I will not allow a comment that is a direct personal attack against someone else. If you have another argument then I would love to hear it, but it shouldn’t include abuse.
Oh and if you are one of those types that posts thinly veiled advertisements on this blog. I will delete it. I know that wordpress includes some advertising on the blog already, but I am not going to allow advertisements in the comment section.
And you can always check out my website at www.julietjeske.com