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New Jersey Fan Club: Artists and Writers Celebrate the Garden State
edited by Kerri Sullivan
contributions by Pooja Makhijani, Kat Schneider, Chris Gethard, Stacey Mei Yan Fong, Kamelia Ani, Kate Morgan, Brittany Coppla, Scott Neumyer, Jacquinn Sinclair, Carlos Dengler, Kerri Sullivan, Miko Beach, Caren Lissner, Team 1:1 New Team 1:1 New Jersey, Raakhee Mirchandani, Brandon Stosuy, Whit Taylor, Alicia Cook, Brittany Ingersoll, Caiti Borruso, Sarah Prager, Matthew Taub, Elise Sacco, lucy dean stockton, Alexandra Beguez, Bob Varettoni, Jen A. Miller, Erica Commisso, Hallel Yadin, Kae Lani Palmisano, Lisa Rosalie Eisenberg, Linda J. Barth, Frankie Huang, Donnie Martino, Hassan Ghanny, Lorraine Goodman, Erinn Salge, Brandon Harrison, Mike Dawson, Michael C. Gabriele and Wills Kinsley
illustrated by Alex Flannery, Haley Simone, Jonathan Conner (LANK), Emily Thompson, Joy Velasco, Kasey Bohnert, Julie Benbassat, Sean Rynkewicz, Mikhaila Leid, Veronica Casson, Dan Misdea, Kristen Broderick and Tori Wehringer
photographs by Lauren H. Adams, Katie Reynolds, Kate Watt, Tim Kauger, Brian Scully, Jaclyn Sovern, Donovan Myers, R Justin McNeill, Dan Schenker and Christopher Smith
Rutgers University Press, 2022
Paper: 978-1-9788-2560-4 | eISBN: 978-1-9788-2564-2 | Cloth: 978-1-9788-2561-1
Library of Congress Classification F134.6.N55 2022
Dewey Decimal Classification 974.9

Despite the many jokes and stereotypes about New Jersey and its residents, in reality the state is a wildly diverse place, home to a vast variety of landscapes, cultures, and people. There is no singular New Jersey experience, and the stories that its residents have to share about the state will surprise you.
New Jersey Fan Club: Artists and Writers Celebrate the Garden State is an eclectic anthology featuring personal essays, interviews, and comics from a broad group of established and emerging writers and artists who have something to say about New Jersey. It offers a multifaceted look at the state’s history and significance, told through narrative nonfiction, photographs, and illustrations.
New Jersey Fan Club is edited by Kerri Sullivan, founder of the popular Instagram account Jersey Collective (@jerseycollective), which features weekly takeovers by different New Jerseyans. This book functions the same way: it gives dozens of different contributors the chance to share what New Jersey looks like to them. The book is an exploration of how the same locale can shape people in different ways, and it will inspire readers to look at the Garden State with fresh eyes and appreciate its bounty of beautiful places and vibrant spaces.

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