mia mercadoMia Mercado is a humor writer based in Kansas City. She’s the author of WEIRD BUD NORMAL and SHE’S NICE THOUGH, which named an NPR Book of the Day,  a Nylon must-read, and a Publishers Weekly staff pick.

She’s previously worked as a contributor to the Cut, writing a weekly column called I Can’t Shut Up About. Mia’s work has also been featured in places like The New Yorker, the New York Times, Washington Posts’s The Lily, Cosmopolitan, McSweeney’s, Reductress, BUST, The American Bystander, Hallmark Cards, and a bottle she threw in the river when she was 9.

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