Jessica DuLong


Betsy DeJesu
Betsy DeJesu Communications

Literary Agent

Joy Tutela
David Black Literary Agency

Audiobook Review
“Smart, captivating prose … [Readers] will love this unusual mix of history, adventure, feminism and blue-collar know-how. Highly recommended.”

Nancy R. Ives

Library Journal

Audiobook Review
“Inspirational story … moving”

Publishers Weekly

Starred Review
“An unexpected portrayal of America in the decline of industry, delivered from the unique vantage point of the Hudson River…Powerful reading.”

Kirkus Reviews

The Reading Life: Little Yelps of Glee
“She details her often exhilarating experiences in her very fine and gutsy book. Ms. DuLong is a confident and sensual writer, as perceptive about small matters on a boat as was Anthony Bourdain, in Kitchen Confidential, about everyday events in a professional kitchen. … Readers will feel their own little yelps of glee all over My River Chronicles.”

Dwight Garner

The New York Times

New York Times Bookshelf – Paperback Review
“She delivers an engaging narrative of maritime history and her own hands-on perceptions“

Sam Roberts

The New York Times

A Hands-on Life on the Hudson
“Her work gives her a unique view of the Hudson and its role in shaping our nation, a perspective she shares in her recently published book.“

Valerie Havas

Hudson Valley Magazine

White Collar/Blue Collar: A Perfect Career Match
“a tale of career transformation and a compelling narrative about a time when working boats and industry played a large role in America’s economic and civic life.“

Marci Alboher

Yahoo! Shine

Charting a New Course
Bob Minzesheimer: A former dot-com executive gets a fresh start in the engine room of a historic New York fireboat.

Bob Minzesheimer

The Journal News

‘My River Chronicles’ author DuLong engineers a life change
“In her new book, My River Chronicles, Jessica DuLong asks: "How do we find meaning in an increasingly virtual existence, in a society that divorces us from the physicality of the land and water?" DuLong, who lost her dot-com job in 2001, says she has found an answer on the Hudson River.“

Bob Minzesheimer

USA Today