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Joy Beth Smith is the author of Party of One and winner of the Evangelical Press Association’s Higher Goals in Christian Journalism Award. She’s been published in the New York Times, Washington Post, Salt Lake Tribune, Christianity Today, and Christ and Pop Culture. After earning her MA degree in English Lit, JB had a brief stint as a teacher, but now she happily resides in the Chicagoland area, where no one asks her permission to go to the bathroom. JB loves eavesdropping, gas station hot dogs, and uncomfortable discussions about sexuality.