Jennie Young is an English professor and humor writer based in Green Bay, Wisconsin. She’s studied at The Second City and has work in McSweeney’s, Points in Case, Slackjaw, HuffPost, Little Old Lady Comedy, and others.
She has a Ph. D. in rhetoric and discourse studies and is the editor of the academic satire site The Monocle of Higher Education.
Humor and Satire
The New Ten-Factor Authentication Processes for University Faculty
Dear Faculty, Beginning next semester, we will be moving from two-factor to ten-factor authentication requirements for…
I Am Your Completely Politically Neutral Professor, and it’s the Week after the Presidential…
It doesn’t matter at all to me who won or lost this election.
My Boyfriend Says I’m Smothering Him
List: Simple Lines to Drop for Getting Out of Babysitting Your Friends' New Baby
Have you seen that Dateline episode about the swimming babies? Anyone can breastfeed, right? My cat would love that…
I Gamed The Mommy Blogging Gig, And Now I Make Boatloads Of Money: Here’s How
I had some babies — duh! Most mommy bloggers also have a hunky blonde husband, but all I’ve got is Jeff. Jeff is pudgy…
Adjunct Professor or Sex Worker: Who Said It?
“This is just temporary. It’s not like I’m making a career out of it.”
Adjunct Professor Or Woman Dating A Dude Who Won’t Commit: Who Said It?
I know I should end it, but I’ve invested so much time.
Coronavirus Task Force Pivots to Fight Murder Hornets | The Satirist
In a stunning announcement at Monday evening’s White House press briefing, President Trump stated that the Coronavirus…
How to Gaslight Your English Comp Students
For the first essay, assign a personal narrative. In your grading comments, suggest that the student appears to be…
FAQ’s About the COVID-19 Nationwide Hibernation Proposal
In the aftermath of the collapse of the federal government, we, the United Governors** of the United States of America…
Bloom’s Taxonomy of COVID-Focused Learning Outcomes for University Students
Students will list logical questions: If hand sanitizer is just alcohol, can we drink it?
Dove Chocolate Promises, Amended For COVID-19
We at Dove® Chocolate Promises stand with America and with the world in this time of fear and uncertainty. It has come…
“The More the Merrier”: Plot Summary of Hallmark’s First Polyamory Christmas Movie
Kaylee Carmichael, a 28-year-old single food critic for a New York City newspaper, goes back to her tiny Wisconsin…
Humor Co-authored with Christopher Shelley
Mrs. Sally Johnson To Retire From Blow-jobbing
She leaves behind a legacy of diligence, technical efficacy, and mild TMJ
Reasons We Broke Up And Got Back Together During The Pandemic
He didn’t “get” me, but Tinder was too scary because of the virus and it was easier to just get back together.
Things I’ve Done Out Of An Abundance Of Caution
I’m now brain-damaged, but I don’t have COVID.
Creative Nonfiction and Journalism
My Fear Of Spiders Was So Debilitating, I’m In Exposure Therapy. Here’s What It’s Like.
Five months ago, I could not bring myself to tap on the spider emoji on my iPhone. One month ago, I began carrying a…
I Walked Out of Al-Anon and Never Went Back
For those of us who love addicts, cold turkey is the only withdrawal method that works
Another Drowning in the Adjunct Pool | The Offing
“I’m trying to decide whether to finish grading this set of freshman comp essays or just kill myself,” I joked to my…
Words With Friends
I play first, and I play the word “vet,” which is what I wanted to be when I was a little girl. He plays “raja,” which…
Smithville, Ohio: Storm Krissy
This essay is part of the Great Lakes Review’s Narrative Map project. There was an atmospheric shift every time Krissy…
Hardcover: 158 pages
Publisher: Lexington Books (June 14, 2017)