Jen Stein is a American poet who goes by the pen name J. Hope Stein. She came into prominence when her husband Mike Birbiglia included her poems in his Netflix special The New One.
Jen Stein (First from Left) with her husband (Third from Left) at the opening night of the Netflix Special, 'The New One'.
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Viewers found her poetry very relatable and heartwarming. Soon for many, her poems became the highlight of the special.
Jen Stein and her husband Mike Birbiglia have many things in common. Both are writers, have sense of humor and do things they enjoy and feel comfortable with. However, when it came to marriage they had very different views.
The comedian did not and still does not believe in the concept of marriage and was not willing to tie the knot. However, for the love of Stein, he went along with the wedding.
The couple exchanged vows in a city hall on July 7, 2007. Their families were hoping for a fancy wedding but the couple settled on a city Hall wedding because they felt more comfortable that way.
After marriage, Jen wanted to start a family and became a mother. However, Mike was reluctant. Nonetheless, she persisted on the idea and thus after nearly eight years of marriage, the pair welcomed a daughter, Oona Birbiglia on May 2015.
Jen Stein with husband and daughter Oona Birbiglia.
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Birbiglia's new comedy special The New One is mostly about the comedian's reluctant journey to fatherhood.
Jen started writing poems by the pen name J. Hope Stein when her former boyfriend died. At that time, she was overwhelmed with grief, regret, guilt and self-loathing and thus wanted to put it out with writing.
Stein continued poetry even after the grief period was over. However, she always kept her writing as a side project and worked in an office for a living. Infact, only a few people knew she was a poet.
Jen Stein new Chapbook: Little Astronaut.
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After getting married to Mike, she mostly focused on writing after encouragement from her husband. As of now, she's written five chapbooks of poetry; namely Talking Doll, Mary, Corner Office, 'Occasionally, I Remove Your Brain Through Your Nose', and Little Astronaut.
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She also wrote a book The Inventor’s Last Breath, and made a short film based on it. Also, she is currently working in another book. In addition to that, she is the editor of poetrycrush.com and the author of the poetry/humor site eecattings.com.
Jen Stein is working as a poet for a long time, but has published them mostly on her websites. Thus, her earnings were mostly dependent on the popularity of her blog. As of 2020, her net worth is $200,000.
Jen Stein's Husband is a Millionaire.
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On the other hand, Stein's husband is a successful comedian, actor and filmmaker. His net worth is $4 million.
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