The Double Life is Twice as Good by Jonathan AmesJONATHAN AMESS LATEST BOOK, his eighth, is a hilarious, erotically charged, and insightful collection of articles, essays, cartoons, and short stories. With an HBO series based on this collections centerpiece, Bored to Death; a beloved novel, The Extra Man, soon to be released as a movie; a critically acclaimed graphic novel, The Alcoholic; and an ongoing series of strange literary and not-so-literary performance events, Ames has proven himself to be a writer of diverse and unusual talents.
In The Double Life Is Twice as Good, Amess odd, Zelig-like life as a writer is on full display, as he covers the U.S. Open and a Goth music festival, profiles Marilyn Manson and Lenny Kravitz, gives a speech at an annual gathering of passionate corduroy lovers, and attends a class on how to better pleasure women. On the fiction side, the short stories feature plenty of eros, heartbreak, and sexualities of all stripes and inclinations.
Amess unique style and humor shines throughout this new volume, reminding us yet again why The Portland Oregonian dubbed him an edgier David Sedaris.
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Bored To Death Movie Is Unlikely, But Could Be Rebooted As A Book
It seems that Jonathan, George, and Ray have tackled their last case. HBO has cancelled Bored to Death after three seasons and 24 episodes. Bored to Death revolves around a year-old author of detective novels, Jonathan Ames Jason Schwartzman , who casually smokes marijuana, loses his girlfriend, and finds himself fighting writers block. To stimulate his imagination, Jonathan becomes an unlicensed private investigator and tries to solve cases with the help of his friends; comic book artist Ray Zach Galifianakis and magazine editor George Ted Danson. The show debuted in September of and drew a 0. Subsequent episodes fell slightly and the eight episode season ended up averaging a 0.
The show did not pander, fans said. It did not condescend. It showed Brooklyn, they insisted, for what it was — a place, apparently, with unlicensed private detective work, armies of baby strollers and a bearded superhero whose most salient superpower, acquired after a below-the-belt run-in with the third rail of a subway, cannot be described in a family newspaper. And this, loyalists lamented, was the cruelest rub: Here was a show authentic enough to mollify the most discriminating Brooklyn eyes, but seemingly unable to resonate sufficiently in households whose phone numbers did not begin with In recent days, residents have tried to cope. Many sent Mr. Others found themselves mired in the stages of grief.
Jonathan Ames — the creator, writer, and executive producer of Bored to Death , versus the main character on the show, also named Jonathan Ames but played by Jason Schwartzman got that? How are you holding up? Pretty good. The show was like a Summer Stock theater group to me. It was sort of like the circus life.
While HBO's comedy series Bored to Death was cancelled after three seasons back in , and a possible movie has been in development.
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The show was created by author Jonathan Ames , and stars Jason Schwartzman as a fictional Jonathan Ames—a writer based in Brooklyn , New York City , who moonlights as an unlicensed private detective. Development of a television movie subsequently began in January When Jonathan's girlfriend Suzanne breaks up with him, and his career as a writer is floundering, he finds himself with a lot of spare time on his hands. Inspired by a Raymond Chandler detective novel , Jonathan posts an ad on Craigslist , advertising himself as an unlicensed private detective. He easily solves his first and second cases, which involve a missing person and a cheating boyfriend respectively.
HBO shocked industry insiders on Tuesday when it canceled three series in one fell swoop. Hung , Bored to Death , and How to Make it in America all got scrapped after three, three, and two seasons, respectively. Why was the trio of shows canceled while Enlightened got a pick-up? Here, a brief guide:. What are these shows about? Spared was Enlightened , starring Dern as a career woman undergoing a spiritual awakening.