Jonathan Ames


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Jonathan Ames is the author of the books The Double Life is Twice As Good, I Pass Like Night, The Extra Man, What's Not to Love?, My Less Than Secret Life, Wake Up, Sir!, I Love You More Than You Know, and The Alcoholic (a graphic novel illustrated by Dean Haspiel). He is the editor of Sexual Metamorphosis: An Anthology of Transsexual Memoirs.

He is the winner of a Guggenheim Fellowship and is a former columnist for New York Press.

Wake Up, Sir! and The Extra Man are in development as films, with Mr. Ames having written the screenplays. He adapted What's Not to Love? as a TV special for the Showtime network and he played himself. At the time, he said, "It's the role I've been waiting for!" The special aired in December 2007 and January 2008.
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Average rating: 3.8 · 20,409 ratings · 2,231 reviews · 39 distinct worksSimilar authors
You Were Never Really Here

3.88 avg rating — 3,804 ratings — published 2013 — 24 editions
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Wake Up, Sir!

3.75 avg rating — 3,882 ratings — published 2004 — 20 editions
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The Extra Man

3.73 avg rating — 1,766 ratings — published 1998 — 24 editions
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I Love You More Than You Know

3.80 avg rating — 1,524 ratings — published 2005 — 5 editions
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What's Not to Love?: The Ad...

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I Pass Like Night

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A Man Named Doll

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“I live for coincidences. They briefly give to me the illusion or the hope that there's a pattern to my life, and if there's a pattern, then maybe I'm moving toward some kind of destiny where it's all explained.”
Jonathan Ames, My Less Than Secret Life: A Diary, Fiction, Essays

“People don't expect too much from literature. They just want to know they're not alone with being confused.”
Jonathan Ames

“I didn't think I was in a morbid mood, but it appears I am. My mind goes round and round trying to figure things out, but I always come back to the same two things: Loneliness and Death. Life ends before we figure anything out, most importantly how not to be lonely. Solitude is fine. But feeling like you have no one to love - abject lonliness - is not alright.”
Jonathan Ames, My Less Than Secret Life: A Diary, Fiction, Essays

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