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The Chronicles of Mad Maxine

The Chronicles of Mad Maxine

Jeannine Mjoseth’s first journalism job was profiling residents for an in-house newspaper at a 16,000-person retirement home in Florida. She was surprised at how full and interesting their lives had been. But it bothered her that she didn’t have the time or space to really do those lives justice, and it made her restless for an adventurous life of her own. So she did what anyone would do: shaved herself a mohawk, sewed herself a leather leotard with human-hair epaulets and started wrestling strangers for money under the tutelage of the Fabulous Moolah, the most famous female wrestler in the world. She’d get paid to work out, she reasoned, and have the kind of life you can write a book about. For the full review, go to https://wapo.st/3cx2sJx

Science writing

Jeannine Mjoseth wrote about genomics research for the National Human Genome Research Institute and aging research for the National Institute on Aging, both part of the National Institutes of Health. She wrote about museums and libraries for the aptly named Institute of Museum and Library Services. Today, she freelances for a variety of media outlets. www.linkedin.com/in/jeanninemjoseth