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Ames, Jonathan

Overview
Works: 71 works in 243 publications in 9 languages and 5,595 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Television comedies  Television series  Fiction  Biography  Comedy films  Film adaptations  Action and adventure fiction  Detective and mystery television programs  Journalism television programs 
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
The extra man : a novel by Jonathan Ames( Book )

28 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 652 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
Sexual metamorphosis : an anthology of transsexual memoirs by R. von Krafft-Ebing( Book )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English 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. Moonlighting from his job as a novelist and writer for a New York magazine, Jonathan is looking to jettison some heavy emotional baggage (his girlfriend just dumped him, okay?) through an unusual second career of cracking cases of missing persons, espionage and infidelity in the Big Apple
Bored to death( Visual )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and French and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Résumé: Propose les huit épisodes de la deuxième saison de cette série télévisée américaine mettant en scène la vie mouvementée d'un écrivain trentenaire en panne d'inspiration qui va s'improviser détective privé à l'image des héros de roman afin de stimuler son imagination. Contient, entre autres, des commentaires audio, des scènes supprimées et des prises ratées. [SDM]
I pass like night by Jonathan Ames( Book )

26 editions published between 1989 and 2007 in 8 languages and held by 325 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 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wildly original novelist, essayist, and performance artist Jonathan Aames delivers his best collection yet'a hilarious, risquE, and loveable selection of articles, essays, and fiction, including several previously unpublished pieces. With an HBO pilot based on this collection's centerpiece ("Bored to Death"), his two hilarious novels, The Extra Man and Wake Up, Sir!, in development as films (with screenplays by Mr. Ames), a critically acclaimed graphic novel, The Alcoholic, under his belt, and an ongoing series of literary and not-so-literary stunts, Jonathan Ames has proven himself to be a writer of diverse and stunning talents. In The Double Life Is Twice as Good, fans will be treated to a deft and charming compilation of Ames's journalism, personal essays, and short fiction. Featuring illuminating profiles of Marilyn Manson and Lenny Kravitz, his adventures at a goth festival in the Midwest, a story written for Esquire on a napkin, as well as a comic strip collaboration with graphic artist Nick Bertozzi, Ames's unique style and personality-driven humor shines throughout this wickedly funny collection. Also included is the aforementioned short story, "Bored to Death," a Raymond Chandler'esque tale about a struggling writer-turned-detective who becomes quickly embroiled in the search for a missing college co-ed. Described by The Portland Oregonian as "an edgier David Sedaris," it's no wonder that this comic mastermind's already fervent and dedicated fanbase is continually growing
Blunt talk( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 223 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 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joe has witnessed things that cannot be erased. A former FBI agent and Marine, his abusive childhood has left him damaged beyond repair. He has completely withdrawn from the world and earns his living rescuing girls who have been kidnapped into the sex trade. When he's hired to save the daughter of a corrupt New York senator held captive at a Manhattan brothel, he stumbles into a dangerous web of conspiracy, and he pays the price. As Joe's small web of associates are picked off one by one, he realizes that he has no choice but to take the fight to the men who want him dead
The extra man by Kevin Kline( Visual )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 34 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
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

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 )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 9 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
My less than secret life : a diary, fiction, essays by Jonathan Ames( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Do you often wonder what the hell you're doing with your life? Do you feel separate from most people, like you don't belong anywhere? Do you black out when you drink alcohol? Do you worry that no one will ever love you because you're a bit freakish? Do you suffer private humiliations on the toilet? Do you feel like you'll never be able to take care of yourself financially?" "If you answered yes to any of these questions then this book just may be for you. So get out your money, sweetheart or kind sir, buy My Less Than Secret Life, and help the author who wrote the thing - after all, he got a perfect score on the above quiz and could really use your assisstance." "Here's another question: Do you like the work of Joseph Mitchell, Charles Bukowski, and Penthouse Forum? Again, if you answered yes, this collection of sex-drenched essays and fiction is probably right up your alley or down your pants or up your skirt, depending on your gender or what you're wearing. Well, that's our sales pitch! Hope it works!"--BOOK JACKET
What's not to love? : the adventures of a mildly perverted young writer by Jonathan Ames( Book )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perhaps all of Jonathan Ames? problems?and the genesis of this hilarious book?can be traced back to the late onset of his puberty. After all it can?t be easy to be sixteen with a hairless "undistinguishable from that of a five year old?s."This wonderfully entertaining memoir is a touching and humorous look at life in New York City. But this is life for an author who can proclaim "my first sexual experience was rather old-fashioned: it was with a prostitute"?an author who can talk about his desire to be a model for the Hair Club for Men and about meeting his son for the first time. Often insightful, sometimes tender, always witty and self-deprecating, What?s Not to Love? is an engaging memoir from one of our most funny, most daring writers. From the Trade Paperback edition
 
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Sexual metamorphosis : an anthology of transsexual memoirs
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 (117)

Italian (12)

French (9)

Spanish (8)

Dutch (3)

German (2)

Turkish (1)

Hebrew (1)

Russian (1)

Covers
Sexual 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 areMy less than secret life : a diary, fiction, essaysWhat's not to love? : the adventures of a mildly perverted young writer