Jell-O Girls: A Conversation with Allie Rowbottom

Join us for an exclusive chat with author, Allie Rowbottom, as she talks about the food and feminist themes that infuse her new book, Jell-O Girls: A Family History, available on July 24th, 2018.

"A gripping examination of the dark side of an iconic American product and a moving portrait of the women who lived in the shadow of its fractured fortune, Jell-O Girls is a family history, a feminist history, and a story of motherhood, love, and loss. In crystalline prose, Rowbottom considers the roots of trauma not only in her own family but in the American psyche as well, ultimately weaving a tale that is deeply personal and deeply connected to the collective female experience." 

 Allie Rowbottom

Allie Rowbottom

Allie Rowbottom received her BA from New York University, her MFA from the California Institute of the Arts and her PhD in Creative Writing and Literature from the University of Houston, where she was an Inprint Memorial Barthelme Fellow in non-fiction, and was awarded the Marion Barthelme prize in creative writing. Her work has received scholarships, essay prizes and honorable mentions from Tin House, the Best American Essays series, the Florida Review, The Bellingham Review, the Black Warrior Review, The Southampton Review, and Hunger Mountain. She lives and writes in Los Angeles.