Mila Jaroniec

Mila Jaroniec (Fiction) | Akron, OH

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Mila Jaroniec earned her MFA in fiction from The New School. She is the editor of drDOCTOR and her work has appeared in or is forthcoming from Playboy, Hobart, LENNY, Joyland, Catapult, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, NYLON and Teen Vogue, among others. Plastic Vodka Bottle Sleepover is her first novel.


Plastic Vodka Bottle Sleepover (Split Lip Press, 2016). Novel. Fiction.

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“A lovely, gritty whirlwind tour of New York City’s queer woman scene, perfectly painted as I remember it. Mila’s writing is so colorful and beautifully present, dancing through an addiction memoir that is anything but preachy. Plastic Vodka Bottle Sleepover is about being young and stupid and also too smart for your own good. It’s about the undying friendship between queer women, a much-needed addition to the young people writing about being young genre, and above all, it’s about living through this, as Courtney Love would say.”
—Gaby Dunn, creator of YouTube’s Just Between Us

“This is a book that wasn’t just typed, but carved into a mirror with a razor blade. An adventure of errors through a maze where the walls move and the floor does too, Plastic Vodka Bottle Sleepover pulses with vivid neon light; if Joan Didion and Courtney Love had to band together to save the world from itself on a Saturday night. Mila Jaroniec is part leader of a punk rock cult, part soothsayer of substance abuse, part art slick angel, all genius.”
—Bud Smith, author of I’m From Electric Peak

Plastic Vodka Bottle Sleepover is a razor-sharp meditation on loneliness in sex, under capitalism, in the face of mortality, even in the arms of those we claim to love. Not literature, philosophy, alcohol, or commodities fill the hole, and Jaroniec’s triumph is that she doesn’t cop to any easy solutions. This isn’t a book for the winners of the world, but one that celebrates the Worst Of list, the losers, the ‘kindhearted satanists and drug addicts who are not sorry.’ Those who accept the world as-is with all its fucked up characters, each more gloriously doomed than the last.”
—Sarah Gerard, author of Binary Star

“In Plastic Vodka Bottle Sleepover, Mila Jaroniec writes with a seer’s wisdom and a poet’s touch. Emotions are evoked in language both lovely and dangerous. I love the honesty and the beauty.”
—Darcey Steinke, author of Sister Golden Hair

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