My second novel, THE KING OF NOTHING MUCH, will be released in April, 2020!
You can pre-order it now.
"Jesse Edward 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. Not only is this novel a discovery for readers who appreciate writers such as Tom Perrotta, Zoe Heller, or Joshua Ferris, it is also a marvelous antidote for those among us suffering from Karl Ove Knausgård fatigue. It's a gem."
―Katharine Weber, author of Still Life with Monkey and Triangle
Here's what folks have said about my debut novel, YEARBOOK:
"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