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Jessica Grose is the editor in chief of Lenny and the author of the novels Soulmates (a clever send-up of modern mysticism, which just came out on paperback!) and Sad Desk Salad. Her essays and journalism have appeared in the New York Times, Slate, New York Magazine, Cosmopolitan and a bunch of other places. She lives with her husband and two adorable daughters in Brooklyn, is really into grizzly bears (the bears, not the band), and her obstetrician told her that she has a "good pelvis."
Some things Jessica loves:
BEAUTY
“For most of my adult life, I was not a lipstick person. It always felt too fussy, too cakey and manicured and Joan Crawfordy (in a bad way) for my natural vibe. That changed when I impulsively bought a tube of Ilia lipstick in the shade Wild Child because I liked the packaging. The formula feels like a lip balm going on and it looks effortless. It's a perfect red that doesn't look too ‘done.’"
 
BOOK
"When I was writing my novel, Soulmates, about a murder at a yoga retreat, I read Jeff Guinn's biography of Charles Manson, because I wanted to get a feel for why people join fringe religious groups, and what is so compelling to them about particular gurus. Guinn just came out with a new book, The Road to Jonestown: Jim Jones and Peoples Temple, and I'm obsessed with it. It's briskly written and well-reported. My only quibble is that I keep reading it before bed and it's giving me the trippiest nightmares."
FITNESS
"Since I had my second kid, my gym time has been severely limited. The most efficient way I have found to break a sweat is doing 20-minute dance cardio routines from the Body By Simone streaming app in my bedroom. It's like $15 a month, and even though I look like a complete goon doing it, the beauty of the in-home work out is that nobody sees you."
 
STYLE
"I am very minimal when it comes to jewelry. Most days I wear my wedding band and my engagement ring, and that's it. Good thing my husband has excellent taste and went to Reinstein Ross, which creates distinctive, modern jewelry, and its rings are made to stack! True story: once a stranger stopped me in a huge crowd during rush hour at Penn Station to ask me where I got my rings. Also: I had been looking for the perfect summer skirt for at least a month—the kind you can wear on New York days when it's almost too humid to breathe. I found my dream skirt from a made-in-Brooklyn brand called Pip-Squeak Chapeau. It's so light and airy I forget I'm wearing anything on my bottom half. And it has side pockets, which for me are living the dream."
Follow Jessica:
Twitter: @JessGrose // Instagram: @jess_lenny
...and see more of her recs on the UNDRRATED site (launching soon)! 
FOUNDER'S FIND: BOOK
My boyfriend Mike is obsessed with the constant, disheartening demise of NYC's mom-and-pop shops, indie venues and small restaurants (OK, I am too), and has been a devoted reader of Jeremiah Moss's blog, which crankily chronicles the shuttering of these iconic, truly underrated places, for years. Now Jeremiah (a pseudonym) has revealed his actual identity in this New Yorker story (in which he wears a T-shirt Mike designed) as he's about to release his book, Vanishing New York: How a Great City Lost Its Soul. If it's anything like the blog, it'll be sure to depress you. I can't wait to read it. —Marina
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