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Andrea Jarrell

Andrea Jarrell’s essays have appeared in The New York Times "Modern Love" column; The Washington Post; Washingtonian Magazine; Brain, Child; Literary Mama; Narrative and several other publications. This essay is a companion piece to her essay in the forthcoming book My Other Ex: Women's True Stories of Leaving and Losing Friendships.

Andrea Jarrell is an essayist with a fairly newfound flair for holiday meal prepping. Connect with her on Twitter @andreajarrell. My place in the preparation of the Thanksgiving meal has always been that of scullery maid, table setter, or dishwasher. My mother’s little sidekick, I wholeheartedly embraced these roles, being far more interested in how …

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