© 2019 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.

"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:

"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