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Bored to Death: A Noir-otic Story [Kindle Edition]

Jonathan Ames
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Book Description

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.


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About the Author

JONATHAN AMES is the author of 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; The Alcoholic; and The Double Life Is Twice As Good. He’s the creator of the HBO® Original Series Bored to Death and has had two amateur boxing matches, fighting as “The Herring Wonder.” For more information visit www.jonathanames.com.

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  • File Size: 1832 KB
  • Print Length: 38 pages
  • Publisher: Scribner (October 6, 2009)
  • Sold by: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002RNYGL2
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1.0 out of 5 stars Appears in another collection December 11, 2011
By jphaas
Format:Paperback
There's a novella of the same name that starts The Double Life Is Twice as Good: Essays and Fiction. From the length of this one, I'm guessing it's the same. Pay the extra buck and get a full book's worth of essays along with it.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Buyer Beware- Only 38 pages! December 26, 2010
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Format:Kindle Edition
Only 38 pages long. Not worth it for 7.99. Not worth it. So disappointed. What a waste of money.
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By PVJ
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OMG - this is one of the best shows I've ever seen - why was it cancelled??? Ted Danson couldn't be better in this - all the actors - it's just perfection.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars July 16, 2014
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Like Jonathan Ames, this is a pamphlet.
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Jonathan Ames is the author of the novels Wake Up, Sir!, The Extra Man, and I Pass Like Night; a graphic novel, The Alcoholic (with artwork by Dean Haspiel), and the essay collections I Love You More Than You Know, My Less Than Secret Life, and What's Not to Love? He is the winner of a Guggenheim Fellowship and is a former columnist for New York Press. Ames performs frequently as a storyteller and has been a recurring guest on David Letterman. He has fought in two amateur boxing matches as "The Herring Wonder," and he has peformed in a number of shows. Ames had the lead role in the IFC film "The Girl Under the Waves," was a porn-extra in the porn film "C-Men," and played himself in a pilot episode for the Showtime network. At the time, he said, "It's the role I've been waiting for!" He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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