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Ames, Jonathan

Overview
Works: 66 works in 185 publications in 6 languages and 5,364 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Biography  Psychological fiction  Graphic novels  Comic books, strips, etc  Humor  Pictorial works  Film adaptations 
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 )
13 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 867 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 )
21 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 721 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 )
6 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 543 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."--BOOK JACKET
The alcoholic by Jonathan Ames ( Book )
10 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and Italian and held by 541 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
Bored to death ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 455 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 )
4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Running from his emotional baggage, a novelist and writer for a New York magazine moonlights as an unlicensed private detective
I pass like night by Jonathan Ames ( Book )
22 editions published between 1989 and 2007 in 7 languages and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Een goed opgevoede jongeman kiest voor de zelfkant van New York
Bored to death ( Visual )
6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Writer turned private-eye Jonathan Ames was last spotted duking it out in a deans office, (almost) saving Super Ray from a stalker, and endorsing Georges 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 )
7 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 266 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 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The extra man by Kevin Kline ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 37 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
No sleep by Hee Jin Kang ( Book )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bored to death ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 23 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. He's just gone through a painful break-up, thanks in part to his drinking, cant write his second novel, and carouses too much with his magazine editor. Rather than face reality, Jonathan turns instead to his fantasies moonlighting as a private detective because he wants to be a hero and a man of action."
As smart as we are by One Ring Zero (Musical group) ( Recording )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Réveillez-vous, Monsieur! : roman by Jonathan Ames ( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in French and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Alan Blair est un jeune écrivain à la personnalité troublée par différents problèmes. Il est accompagné d'un valet appelé Jeeves qui fait son possible pour le tirer d'affaire. Alan vit dans le New Jersey, chez son oncle, Irwin, avec lequel il est souvent en conflit. A la suite d'une querelle, il part avec Jeeves se réfugier dans la communauté hassidique de New York
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
Bored to death : a noir-otic story by Jonathan Ames ( Book )
4 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 15 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
an anthology of transsexual memoirs ( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sveglia, sir! by Jonathan Ames ( Book )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in Italian and Spanish 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 10 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]
 
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Alternative Names
Ames, Jonathan 1964-
איימס, ג'ונתן 1964-
Languages
English (109)
Italian (13)
French (5)
Spanish (5)
Dutch (3)
Turkish (1)
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