Jess Rothenberg Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 12 Jun, 2017
Facts of Jess Rothenberg
Date of Birth: 1980 , October-10
Age: 40 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Name Jess Rothenberg
Father John Z. Rothenberg
Mother Patricia C. Roth
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Charleston, South Carolina
Profession author and a wonderful personality
Married Yes
Married to Stephen Ronald Barbara Jr.
Children N/A
Education Vassar College
Books The Catastrophic History of You and Me
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Jessica Rothenberg is a very beautiful and talented author and a wonderful personality. She is best known for writing a novel named The Catastrophic History of You and Me.

Early Life and Education

Rothenberg was born on October 10, 1980, in Colorado, U.S. She was born to Patricia C. Roth and John Z. Rothenberg. She is American by nationality belonging to the white ethnicity. 

Born in Colorado, she grew up in Charleston, South Carolina.

Rothenberg attended Vassar College in 2000. She graduated from the College with B.A. degree in Sociology and English Correlate. She spent most of her college days editing books for teens and middle-grade readers.

Rothenberg started her career as an editorial assistant at Penguin Books in 2004. She worked there for two years.

Rothenberg has read and wrote a ton throughout high school and college, and got her official begin in publishing as an Editorial Assistant to the Editor-in-Chief of a major adult publishing house in New York.


After a few years, Rothenberg moved over to the children’s book world and truly found my home.  She worked her way up the food chain to Senior Editor and stayed there until late 2010—editing a long list of award-winning and bestselling writers such as Richelle Mead, Kathy Reichs, Lili St. Crow, Josh Lieb, Kevin Bolger, Robert Paul Weston, and Allegra Goodman.

Rothenberg has worked as a senior editor for Razorbill books at Penguin Group, USA. She joined the company in 2006. She worked there for five years.

Rothenberg is currently working as an author for Dial Books for Young Readers. She started working as an author in 2011. She has written a novel named The Catastrophic History of You and Me. It was her first novel, which became successful to win the heart of many readers.

Personal Life

Rothenberg has reached the age of 36 now. Her birth sign is Libra. Her favorite color is Caribbean blue. Her favorite food is Mashed potatoes with butter. She cites her all-time favorite song as Bruises by Chairlift and OMG by Usher.

Rothenberg is fond of watching movies. Her favorite movies are Sense & Sensibility, Finding Nemo, and Little Women. She loves to eat chocolates every time and cites Oreo as one of her favorite chocolate. Her favorite animals are Horse, Dolphin, and Parakeet.  

Moving to her personal life, Rothenberg married Stephen Ronald Barbara Jr. on August 3, 2012, at a Palm House in Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Her husband, Stephen is a literary agent at Foundry Literary and Media in New York.

The couple has two young children and currently lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Rothenberg has always been a reader and a storyteller, and she always thought she would become a writer, especially since Unicorn and Mermaid were not exactly viable career options. 

Rothenberg came from a family of “artists and vagrants” (to quote one of my all-time favorite movies, Little Women) and they always encouraged her to write, act, paint, play music, and even to dance, despite her total lack of rhythm. 

Rothenberg original plan was to be a professional ballerina. But, then a girl bit her in ballet class when she was seven, so that was the end of that.  Writing seemed like the next best thing, so she has pretty much been at it ever since. 

Social Media and Net worth

Rothenberg is active on Twitter and has a huge fan following on her account. She posts every activity about her recent updates on her social account.

Rothenberg is earning good from her work and has maintained an impressive net worth in her life. Her paintings have been the main source of her earnings. Her net worth is expected to be around several thousand dollars.