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Ames, Jonathan

Overview
Works: 69 works in 238 publications in 9 languages and 5,621 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Fiction  Television comedies  Television series  Biography  Psychological fiction  Comedy films  Film adaptations  Comic books, strips, etc  Action and adventure fiction 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Conceptor, Scenarist, Editor
Classifications: PS3551.M42, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jonathan Ames
Wake up, sir! : a novel by Jonathan Ames( Book )

22 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 873 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relying on his loyal valet, Jeeves, alcoholic writer Alan Blair wonders at the valet's likeness to the famous P.G. Wodehouse character, and travels to a New York artist colony, where a confrontation prompts Jeeves to show his true colors
The extra man : a novel by Jonathan Ames( Book )

28 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comedy on an aging playwright who works as a male escort. He is Henry Harrison, an eccentric New Yorker, and he is seen through the eyes of his younger roommate, Louis Ives, a teacher fired from a Princeton prep school for cross-dressing. By the author of I Pass Like Night
The alcoholic by Jonathan Ames( Book )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and French and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jonathan A. is a boozed-up, coked-out, sexually confused, hopelessly romantic and, of course, entirely fictional novelist who bears only a coincidental resemblance to real-life writer Jonathan Ames, critically acclaimed author of Wake Up, Sir!, The Extra Man and What's Not to Love? For the fictional Jonathan, writing and drinking come easy. The hard parts of life are love and hope. From a touching relationship between Jonathan and his aging great aunt, to an inebriated evening with an amorous, octogenarian dwarf, to the devastating aftermath of 9/11, Ames's first original graphic novel, with gritty, poignant art by Dean Haspiel (THE QUITTER), tells a story at once hilarious, excruciating, bizarre and universal, about how our lives fall to pieces and the enduring human struggle to put things back together again
Sexual metamorphosis : an anthology of transsexual memoirs by R. von Krafft-Ebing( Book )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Sexual Metamorphosis, Jonathan Ames presents the personal narratives of sixteen gender pioneers. Here is Christine Jorgensen, the first celebrity transsexual, greeting thousands of well-wishers from the stage of Madison Square Garden. Here is Caroline Cossey, former model and Bond (as in James) girl, being outed in the tabloid press. Here is novelist and English professor Jennifer Finney Boylan discussing her impending transformation with her heartbroken spouse and supportive yet confused colleagues."--Jacket
Bored to death( Visual )

8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meet Jonathan Ames: writer, romantic, unlicensed private detective. After his girlfriend leaves him and breaks his heart, Jonathan, to prove to himself that he can be a man of action, becomes the Sam Spade of Brooklyn, solving cases of blackmail, missing persons, and betrayals of love
Bored to death( Visual )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and French and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When we last dropped in on Jonathan Ames, New York writer, romantic, unlicensed private detective, he was taking a pounding in the boxing ring while still licking his breakup wounds. Now that his second novel has been completed, Jonathan is augmenting his income by moonlighting as a creative-writing teacher, while taking on some new, desperate clients
I pass like night by Jonathan Ames( Book )

25 editions published between 1989 and 2007 in 8 languages and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een goed opgevoede jongeman kiest voor de zelfkant van New York
Bored to death( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Writer turned private-eye Jonathan Ames was last spotted duking it out in a dean's office (almost) saving Super Ray from a stalker, and endorsing George's decision to resign from his glossy magazine gig. This season Jonathan will come face-to-face with 'furries', hang with Dick Cavett, and go on the ultimate oedipal investigation
The double life is twice as good by Jonathan Ames( Book )

15 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The basis for the HBO Original Series starring Jason Schwartzman (Rushmore), Zach Galifianakis (The Hangover), and Ted Danson, Bored to Death is a Raymond Chandleresque tale of a struggling Brooklyn writer'curiously named Jonathan Ames'who, in a moment of odd whimsy and boredom, becomes a private detective after spontaneously posting an ad on craigslist. As a rank amateur who just thinks he can help, this Ames alter ego quickly becomes embroiled in the search for a missing NYU coed. He moves from one scrape to the next, all while trying to escape a life of periodic alcoholism, dead-end relationships, writer's block, and hours of Internet backgammon. Bored to Death was originally published in McSweeney's Issue 24 and is the centerpiece of Ames's collection of essays and fiction, The Double Life Is Twice as Good. Bored to Death Artwork ' 2009 Home Box Office, Inc. All rights reserved. HBO and related channels and service marks are the property of Home Box Office, Inc
Blunt talk( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Walter Blunt, a British import intent on conquering the world of American cable news. Through the platform of his nightly news show, Blunt is on a mission to impart his wisdom and guidance on how Americans should live. Besieged by network bosses, a dysfunctional news staff, numerous ex-wives, children of all ages, and his own well-intentioned, but sometimes misguided decisions, Blunt's only support is in the form of the heavy-drinking, devoted manservant he transplanted from the U.K
I love you more than you know by Jonathan Ames( Book )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and Italian and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jonathan Ames has drawn comparisons across the literary spectrum, from David Sedaris to F. Scott Fitzgerald to Woody Allen to P.G. Wodehouse, and his books, as well as his abilities as a performer, have made him a favorite on the Late Show with David Letterman. Whether he's chasing deranged cockroaches around his apartment, kissing a beautiful actress on the set of an avant-garde film, finding himself stuck perilously on top of a fence in Memphis in the middle of the night, or provoking fights with huge German men, Jonathan Ames has an uncanny knack for getting himself into outlandish situations. In his latest collection, I Love You More Than You Know, Ames proves once again his immense talent for turning his own adventures, neuroses, joys, heartaches, and insights into profound and hilarious tales. Alive with love and tenderness for his son, his parents, his great-aunt'and even strangers in bars late at night'in I Love You More Than You Know Ames looks beneath the surface of our world to find the beauty in the perverse, the sweetness in loneliness, and the humor in pain
You were never really here by Jonathan Ames( Book )

12 editions published between 2014 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A hammer was Joe's favourite weapon. He was his father's son, after all. Joe has witnessed things that cannot be erased. A former FBI agent and Marine, his abusive childhood has left him damaged beyond repair. So he hides away, earning a living rescuing girls who have been kidnapped into the sex trade. Now he's been hired to save the daughter of a New York senator, held captive at a Manhattan brothel. But he's stumbled into a dangerous web of conspiracy and he's about to pay the price. Soon to become a film starring Joaqin Phoenix
Bored to death( Visual )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and French and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Writer turned private-eye Jonathan Ames was last spotted duking it out in a dean's office, (almost) saving Super Ray from a stalker, and endorsing George's decision to resign from his glossy magazine gig. This season Jonathan will come face-to-face with 'furries, ' hang with Dick Cavett, and go on the ultimate oedipal investigation!"--Container
No sleep by Hee Jin Kang( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The extra man by Kevin Kline( Visual )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een jonge, naïeve aspirant-schrijver huurt een kamer bij een excentrieke New Yorkse theaterschrijver, die zich uit armoede verhuurt als escort aan rijke weduwen
As smart as we are by One Ring Zero (Musical group)( Recording )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As smart as they are : the author project( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The film documents the collaboration between One Ring Zero with McSweeny's Publishing and an ensemble cast of whom contributed original lyrics. Featuring live performances, studio sessions and interviews with the authors
Des nouvelles de McSweeney's : récits américains( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in French and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La revue McSweeney's a été créée en 1998, et a accueilli des auteurs de la nouvelle génération, tels que R. Moody, W.T. Vollmann ou D. Foster Wallace. Cette anthologie reflète leur approche de la satire sociale, le récit d'anticipation, l'allégorie fantastique, révélant un portrait sans concession de l'Amérique--[Memento]
Bored to death( Visual )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How he solves anything is a mystery. Jonathan Ames (Jason Schwartzman), a struggling Brooklyn writer with a drinking problem, tries to cope with his recent breakup with his girlfriend by reinventing his life. On a whim, Ames decides to emulate his idol novelists Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler by posing as a private detective and offering his services through an online ad. Soon enough, he takes on various cases of unwitting clients, satisfying some while failing others
Bored to death : a noir-otic story by Jonathan Ames( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The basis for the HBO? Original Series starring Jason Schwartzman (Rushmore), Zach Galifianakis (The Hangover), and Ted Danson, Bored to Death is a Raymond Chandleresque tale of a struggling Brooklyn writer-curiously named Jonathan Ames-who, in a moment of odd whimsy and boredom, becomes a private detective after spontaneously posting an ad on craigslist. As a rank amateur who just thinks he can help, this Ames alter ego quickly becomes embroiled in the search for a missing NYU coed. He moves from one scrape to the next, all while trying to escape a life of periodic alcoholism, dead-end relationships, writer's block, and hours of Internet backgammon. Bored to Death was originally published in McSweeney's Issue 24 and is the centerpiece of Ames's collection of essays and fiction, The Double Life Is Twice as Good. Bored to Death Artwork (c) 2009 Home Box Office, Inc. All rights reserved. HBO? and related channels and service marks are the property of Home Box Office, Inc
 
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Wake up, sir! : a novel
Alternative Names
Ames, Jonathan 1964-

Jonathan Ames Amerikaans romanschrijver

Джонатан Амес

איימס, ג'ונתן 1964-

ג'ונתן איימס

جاناتان ایمس نویسنده آمریکایی

ジョナサン・エイムズ

Languages
English (141)

Italian (14)

French (11)

Spanish (11)

Hebrew (3)

Dutch (3)

German (2)

Russian (2)

Turkish (1)

Covers
The extra man : a novelThe alcoholicSexual metamorphosis : an anthology of transsexual memoirsI pass like nightThe double life is twice as goodI love you more than you knowNo sleepAs smart as we are