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Ames, Jonathan

Overview
Works: 65 works in 207 publications in 9 languages and 5,528 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Fiction  Television comedies  Television series  Psychological fiction  Biography  Comedy films  Film adaptations  Comic books, strips, etc  Graphic novels 
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 896 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 )

27 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 673 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 )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 552 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 )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 492 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 )

6 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 )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 368 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 )

24 editions published between 1989 and 2007 in 8 languages and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 314 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 )

12 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 271 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 )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and Italian and held by 220 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
Blunt talk( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 191 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
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

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

8 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 16 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
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 12 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 2011 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bored to death( Visual )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and French and held by 8 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
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
Jonathan Ames Amerikaans romanschrijver

Джонатан Амес

איימס, ג'ונתן 1964-

جاناتان ایمس نویسنده آمریکایی

Languages
English (115)

Italian (16)

French (10)

Spanish (7)

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