2013 has been a very successful, yet emotional year for Jennette McCurdy. On New Years Eve, her essay titled “Jennette McCurdy on Internet Romance–and Andre Drummond” was chosen to be one of the top ten best out of all the articles written during that year. Jennette herself was excited to hear the news by tweeting the following:
Thank you, WSJ, for including my internet romance article in your top 10 Speakeasy essays of 2013!
It was during the time she was seen casually dating NBA player Andre Drummond after the two met online. News media and paparazzi started to publish gossip about them and she immediately took notice. Jennette responded with an essay of her own. In her essay, she discussed about how they eventually met after sending short messages, to texts, phone conversations, FaceTime chats, gifts, and then eventually sharing highlights of their time together online. This also brought out her realization on how much social networks has influenced our lives to the point where we can’t live without it.
The fact that an app cares so sincerely about us causes us to assume that our every action is a mini milestone surely worthy of blasting out to people we somehow believe care half as much about ourselves as we do.
Her creative writing style and story-like imagery have brought her essay in the spotlight along with other top Speakeasy essays of 2013. You can read her essay on the WSJ along with many others that she has written.