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Ames, Jonathan

Works: 51 works in 201 publications in 9 languages and 5,338 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Fiction  Television comedies  Television series  Biography  Psychological fiction  Comedy films  Comic books, strips, etc  Film adaptations  Graphic novels 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Conceptor, Scenarist, Editor
Classifications: PS3551.M42, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Jonathan Ames
Wake up, sir! : a novel by Jonathan Ames( Book )

23 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 900 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 )

26 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 689 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 3 languages and held by 549 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 Jonathan Ames( Book )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 482 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 by Jonathan Ames( Visual )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 477 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 by Jonathan Ames( Visual )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and French and held by 377 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 )

24 editions published between 1989 and 2007 in 8 languages and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

9 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and French and held by 322 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 )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 277 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
I love you more than you know by Jonathan Ames( Book )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and Italian and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No sleep by Hee Jin Kang( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The extra man by Shari Springer Berman( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 27 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 21 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
An anthology of transsexual memoirs( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 10 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 )

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
Tu n'as jamais été vraiment là by Jonathan Ames( Book )

6 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bored to death( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Wake up, sir! : a novel
Alternative Names
Ames, Jonathan, 1964-

Jonathan Ames Amerikaans romanschrijver

Джонатан Амес

איימס, ג'ונתן 1964-

جاناتان ایمس نویسنده آمریکایی

English (127)

Italian (16)

French (12)

Spanish (8)

Dutch (3)

German (2)

Russian (2)

Turkish (1)

Hebrew (1)

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 areAn anthology of transsexual memoirs