Jenna Marotta has done editorial work for Playboy and also written for The Daily Beast, Jezebel, The A.V. Club, Chicago magazine, Time Out Chicago, Time Out New York, YourTango, SmartPlanet and New York magazine’s Daily Intel, Grub Street and Vulture blogs. She wants to write the next To Kill a Mockingbird, but she’d settle for the next “Dick in a Box.” Her parents named her after Jenna Wade, Priscilla Presley’s character on Dallas; she shares a birthday with LeVar Burton, Sonny Bono, and the late Kim Jong-il. She has never visited Disney World or Disney Land (let alone memorized which is which), but she has seen Sesame Place, Nova Scotia and the gate in front of Michael Jordan’s house. She owns a Trailer Trash Barbie and has given “socially deviant metal art.”

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