J e n n y     R u d e n

Welcome

Thank you for visiting my tiny corner of the web. I hope you’re here because you read my novel, CAMP UTOPIA & THE FORGIVENESS DIET, and you learned that by simply forgiving people, your excess weight will vanish . Just try it!   So, that’s not exactly true, but I hope you’ll forgive people anyway–especially yourself...

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Camp Utopia & The Forgiveness Diet

Sixteen year old Bethany Mitzi Stern knows infomercials are for suckers. They’re nothing but empty promises– and if Bethany has had her fill of anything, it’s definitely promises. Yet there’s something about The Forgiveness Diet infomercial that holds her like a spell: that magnetic voice and its rapid weight loss guarantee. Or maybe (let’s...

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About Me

Jenny Ruden has published short stories and essays in Nerve, Salon, Eclectica Magazine, Literary Mama and High Desert Journal. She won an Orlando award for creative nonfiction, was named a finalist in Glimmertrain’s short fiction contest, and has been nominated for the Pushcart prize two years in a row. She has worked with teenagers for over ten...

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How to Contact Me

  Please be in touch! I’d love to hear from you. My favorite way to receive mail is via homing pigeon.  I also accept email. I love to travel, and am always happy to visit schools, libraries, and fat camps. Subscribe to my mailing...

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  • Welcome

    Thank you for visiting my tiny corner of...

  • Camp Utopia & T...

    Sixteen year old Bethany Mitzi Stern knows...

  • About Me

    Jenny Ruden has published short stories and...

  • How to Contact Me

      Please be in touch! I’d love...