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Allie Rowbottom


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Allie Rowbottom is the author of AESTHETICA, published November 2022 by Soho Press and named a best book of 2022 by Glamour Magazine, NPR and Vanity Fair. Allie’s first book, the critically acclaimed  memoir, Jell-O Girls (Little Brown and Company) was a 2018 NYT Editor’s Choice Selection, Amazon Best Book of the Month, Indie Next Pick, and Real Simple Best Book of the year.

Allie’s essays and short fiction can be found in Vanity Fair, Elle, The New York Tines , The London Times, Flaunt, Dazed, New York Tyrant,, The Drunken Canal, Forever Magazine and elsewhere. She writes the monthly column, Beauty Mark,  for Byline. Allie holds a PhD in literature and creative writing from the University of Houston and an MFA from the California Institute of the Arts and lives in Los Angeles with her husband, the writer Jon Lindsey.



Agent—Erin Harris, eharris@foliolit.com

Publicity—Johnny Nguyen, jnguyen@sohopress.com

Film & TV–Ali Lefkowitz, ali@anonymouscontent.com




P U B L I C A T I O N S



Roller Skates, White Claw and a Broken Wrist, The New York Times, Spring 2023

Pamela Anderson’s Just a Girl,
Bustle, Spring 2023

From One Angle I am Beautiful from Another I Am Wrong, The London Times,  Spring 2023

Aesthetica: A Novel, published by Soho Press, Fall 2022

Cavewoman LLC, Los Angeles Review of Books, 2022

Last of the Long Hot Days, Joyland, September 2022

He Dreams About the Bunny Ranch, Alta Journal, January 2022

Even Before Success Pussy was Number One, Forever Magazine, November 2021

Interview: Palm Springs Eternal: Allie Rowbottom Interviews Jon Lindsey, Hobart, June 2021

Roundtable: Coat Full of Pockets: A Story Collection Roundtable, The Rumpus, June 2021

For the Roses, Horse Girls: Recovering, Aspiring, and Devoted Riders Redefine the Iconic Bond (Anthology), Harper Collins, August 2021

Three Poems, New York Tyrant, February 2021

Interview: No Conversation@DudesInTheDMs Is Making the Internet Safer for Women, Bitch Magazine, February 2021

Aura-Lift ™, Hobart, October 2020

Two Against One, Post Road, October 2020







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S E L E C T   P R E S S 


Aesthetica on The New York TImes Paperback Row 

Would You Risk Your Life to Return to Your Former Self? New York Times Book Review, 2022

Allie Rowbottom is No Botox Moralist, New York Magazine’s The Cut 2022

Love It Here, an Exclusive Excerpt from Aesthetica, Elle Magazine

AESTHETICA is a Dazzling Destabilizing Novel that Cathartically Confronts Influencer Culture, Glamour Magazine 2022

Allie Rowbottom’s AESTHETICA is much more than an Instagram novel,
Vanity Fair, 2022

Allie Rowbottom’s AESTHETICA isn’t abouot Instagram, it’s about Survival , Nylon Magazine 2022

Allie Rowbottom and Tea Hacic-Vlahovic Strip Down to Sell Books, Interview Magazine, 2022

Perfectly Imperfect Newsletter, 2022

What Sort of Woman Would I Be? Review of Aesthetica by Phillipa Snow, Astra Magazine 2022

Plastic Surgery Meets Suspense in Allie Rowbottom’s AESTHETICA, KQED 2022

The Lady Doth Post Too Much, Bomb Magazine, 2022

AESTHETICA is a Modern Tale of a Timeless Desire to be Seen, Document Journal, 2022

AESTHETICA Exposes the Ugly Side of Instagram, AnOther Mag, 2022

Allie Rowbottom on her Body Modification Novel AESTHETICA, the Observer, 2022

Starred Review oof AESTHETICA, Publisher’s Weekly 2022

The Fine Line Between Liberation and Self Destruction, Los Angeles Review of Books, 2022

It’s A Lot of Work Being a Woman on Instagram, Electric Lit 2022

When I Write I Leave my Body a Little, the Millions, 2022

Review of AESTHETICA, Kirkus Reviews, 2022

Interview in Sex Magazine, 2022

Selected Prose Podcast, 2022

Allie Rowbottom on Social Media, Plastic Surgery and Being Objectified, Polyester Zine, 2021

Currents: An Interview Series with Brian Alan Ellis, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, 2021

1StoryPodcast, November 2020

The Creative Non-Fiction Podcast, The Page As a Safe Place, July 2019

In Jell-O Girls, a Dark Family History Behind a Candy Colored Dessert, The New York Times, 2018

How Patriarchy Imprinted Itself on the Family Who Created Jell-O, The New York Times Book Review, 2018

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