About Jane’s Calamity

Hi. My name is Jane Roper and I write about being fortysomething, sweating through my pajamas every night, being a parent to twin teenagers (but not really the teenagers themselves or they’d KILL ME), being married, being a writer, advertising, failing at things, and whatever else pops into my small head.

I’m the author of a couple of books, a bunch of personal essays and some crappy short stories. For 16+ years I blogged—first on my own, then for Babble.com (RIP) and then on my own again. Now I am embracing the disruptive and transformative paradigm (as I might be forced to write in my advertising/marketing day job, feeling dirty inside) of the “Email Newsletter.”

Why subscribe?

When you subscribe, you get full access to my newsletter and archives. Every new edition goes directly to your inbox. (The “Promotions” tab, specifically, if you have a Gmail address—which is sort of annoying.)

Maybe you’ll occasionally laugh or feel less alone. Maybe I will become rich and famous, but probably not. It’s all good. I just love writing this stuff—and having you read it. So, thank you.

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