Beard, Jo Ann (1003213)
Beard, Jo Ann (1003213)

Jo Ann Beard

Jo Ann Beard is the author of a collection of autobiographical essays, The Boys of My Youth. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, Tin House, Best American Essays, and other magazines and anthologies. She received a Whiting Foundation Award and nonfiction fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation and the New York Foundation for the Arts.


In Zanesville

In Zanesville

by Jo Ann Beard

The fourteen-year-old narrator of IN ZANESVILLE is a late bloomer. She flies under the radar--a sidekick, a marching band dropout, a disastrous babysitter, the kind of girl whose Eureka moment is the discovery that "fudge" can't be said with an English accent. Luckily, she has a best friend with ...

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