"If you've ever had the pleasure of seeing lifelong Chicagoan and Neo-Futurist alumna Jessica Anne perform, then you know that her voice — the physical instrument by which she makes her words heard onstage — is an unforgettable phenomenon: clear, sharp, piping and incisive. If you give yourself the pleasure of reading her debut book, the delightful hybrid "A Manual for Nothing," then you will no doubt notice that her literary voice — the tone and attitude with which she makes her words manifest on the page — is equally memorable." 

-Kathleen Rooney