Jen Wang

Age: Permanently arrested at age 12

Twitter: @disgrasian


What I Do, Job-wise: Blogging at, a blog I founded in 2007 with my bestie Diana Nguyen, which some people call an "Asian American blog" and conservative pundit Michelle Malkin calls "race hustling" but which I like to call "an on-going conversation between two women"; some freelance writing for magazines you've read on the toilet.

What I Do, Fun-wise: Eating. Particularly anything that once lived in a shell. Oh, and watching movies that feature a lot of Michael Fassbender nudity.

My Motto: "Knives in." I'm really hard on myself. My husband is always trying to remind me that I need to go "knives out" but that doesn't really come naturally to me.

My Anti-Motto: "Tell us how you really feel," spoken with sarcasm. I only want people to say how they really feel. I hate hemming and hawing.

The First Movie Star I Ever Had A Crush On: River Phoenix in Stand By Me.

My “celebs to make out with” list: Connie Britton from Friday Night Lights and American Horror Story. She's the hottest woman alive.

The Most Played Song On My iTunes: Whatever my two year-old son is into at the moment. He was a baby who hated the car and the only thing that would chill him out there was music. So whatever he likes, I play, lest I have a nervous breakdown while driving. Right now it's songs off the Smithsonian Folkways Children's Music collection.

Last Book I Read without Skimming Any Parts: The Hunger Games Trilogy. Because, as I said before, I'm 12 years old!

My Most Worn Item of Clothing: Brown Belstaff Barkmaster boots. I don't wear sneakers, but I like to wear comfortable shoes during the day, and I've pretty much worn them every day this fall. 

Beauty Products That I Hoard: Tiny tubes of Aquaphor as lip balm.

I smell Like: I've been told by a number of people that I smell like cucumbers. I don't wear perfume, and I don't use any products that are cucumber-scented, so I'm not sure why. Perhaps in a past life, I was a gourd?

I Have Faked An Orgasm (Yes/No): Yes. No. (One of these answers is faked.)