Writing

Fiction

The Accumulator book cover
The Accumulator
A novel
November, 2015

Jesse’s first novel, The Accumulator is the story of Max Roth, who just wants to smoke pot with his best friend Aaron, eat greasy french fries at the diner, and maybe even get his hands inside Esther Weinberg’s shirt again. Unfortunately, Max’s parents are college professors who share a strange obsession—and that obsession has just landed Max’s mother in a mental hospital. One way or another, Max will have to choose: between his parents, between their different versions of insanity, between staying permanently high or taking responsibility for his own life.

“You Know You Can Tell Me Anything”
Short fiction
Connotation Press
March 2011
“Daisy”
Short fiction
Whistling Shade
Spring, 2008

Nonfiction

“Are pay cuts the only solution?”
Op-ed
The San Francisco Chronicle
July 9, 2009
“Obsessions With Language, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love My Stutter”
Long-form essay
Published as part of the 2004 International Stuttering Awareness Day Online Conference
October, 2004
“How to behave in a book store”
Article
Maine in Print
June, 1999
“Retail Hell”
Long-form essay
The Casco Bay Weekly
May 20, 1999
“Pick it Up, Madeleine”
Long-form essay
The Casco Bay Weekly
February 5, 1998

Audio

“Not Just a Clerk”
Radio commentary
The Perspectives Series, KQED-FM
April 26, 2013
“My Son’s Skirts”
Radio commentary
The Perspectives Series, KQED-FM
April 10, 2012
“A Two-Minute Survival Guide to Raising Twins”
Radio commentary
The Perspectives Series, KQED-FM
November 18, 2010
“What Are You Writing For?”
Radio commentary
The Perspectives Series, KQED-FM
April 1, 2008
“The Real Problem With Cell Phones”
Radio commentary
The Perspectives Series, KQED-FM
August 14, 2007
“Oakland, the New San Francisco”
Radio commentary
The Perspectives Series, KQED-FM
April 11, 2007
“Marathons and Masochism”
Radio commentary
The Perspectives Series, KQED-FM
January 18, 2006
“Horror Movies and the Afterlife”
Radio commentary
The Perspectives Series, KQED-FM
April 12, 2005
“Lesbians On My Sidewalk”
Radio commentary
The Perspectives Series, KQED-FM
January 27, 2004
“Slavery and the Passive Voice”
Radio commentary
The Perspectives Series, KQED-FM
July 31, 2003