© 2020 by Jesse Edward Johnson

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My second novel, THE KING OF NOTHING MUCH, will be released in April, 2020! 

You can pre-order it now.

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"A funny, tender study in modern masculinity."

Kirkus Reviews

"hilarious, incisive and uncomfortably familiar. In Weldon Tines, Johnson

has gifted us a highly relatable modern everyman with whom we can

laugh, cringe, yearn, and reflect on our own lives."

Jonathan Evison, author of The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving

"Johnson's deft writing is so funny you could overlook its elegance. The King

of Nothing Much is a nimble chronicle of a stay-at-home father whose inner life

is a flow of witty rumination about the challenges of his kids, his wife, other families, and his own muffled ambitions... a discovery for readers who

appreciate writers such as Tom Perrotta, Zoe Heller, or Joshua Ferris."

―Katharine Weber, author of Still Life with Monkey and Triangle

"a wry study of contemporary parenting and a sensitive story of trust,

relationships and promises made, and broken. Always the novel is buoyed by Johnson's talent for revealing the humanity of complicated people."

Peter Mountford, author of A Young Man's Guide to Late Capitalism

"Johnson perfectly captures both the ennui and elation of parenthood and the mundanity and magic of marriage. The humor and tenderness on the pages

calls to mind Stewart O'Nan and Jonathan Evison. I love this little book."

T. Greenwood, author of Rust & Stardust and Where I Lost Her

Here's what folks have said about my debut novel, YEARBOOK:

"Undeniably compelling."

Kirkus Reviews

"YEARBOOK is even more entertaining than pulling out your senior class picture."

The Eugene Register-Guard

"Be ready to root for Lester and his misfit group of soulful companions in this charming summer read."

Washington Independent Review of Books