Jesse Hassenger reads “More Horrible Things About Chessa”

Jesse Hassenger was born and raised in Saratoga Springs, NY, which is why he gets really excited whenever a story or movie or TV show mentions Albany, Stewart’s, or Price Chopper. Now he lives in Brooklyn, edits textbooks, and tries to make his wife and daughter laugh. His short fiction has appeared in The Masters Review, Threepenny Review, The Toast, Southern California Review, Westchester Review, and Brooklyn Review. His film and cultural criticism appears in The Onion’s AV Club, Brooklyn Magazine, and Men’s Journal online. He is co-founder of, which is not what it sounds like.