The Double Life Is Twice as Good

The Double Life Is Twice as Good

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Wildly original novelist, essayist, and performance artist Jonathan Aames delivers his best collection yeta€”a hilarious, risquAc, and loveable selection of articles, essays, and fiction, including several previously unpublished pieces.With an HBO pilot based on this collectiona€™s centerpiece (a€œBored to Deatha€), his two hilarious novels, The Extra Man and Wake Up, Sir!, in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 Amesa€™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, Amesa€™s unique style and personality-driven humor shines throughout this wickedly funny collection. Also included is the aforementioned short story, a€œBored to Death, a€ a Raymond Chandlera€“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 a€œan edgier David Sedaris, a€ ita€™s no wonder that this comic masterminda€™s already fervent and dedicated fanbase is continually growing.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, ...


Title:The Double Life Is Twice as Good
Author: Jonathan Ames
Publisher:Simon and Schuster - 2009-07-14
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