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About Amie Ryan
Amie Ryan is an American author whose essay collections examine American culture and are sometimes set against the backdrop of the 1970s and 1980s. She is known for her cleverness, wit, and immediately engaging style which makes readers feel she somehow already knows them. Often taking the role of amused spectator, Ryan frequently addresses the theme of how people communicate with each other. Amie Ryan first became known to the public when her essay The Seattle NO went viral in November of 2013 and captured the attention of over a quarter of a million readers in countries all over the world. Her books include three essay collections: Green Shoes Mean I Love You, Starfish On Thursday, and Secrets From The Star Jar, and the Marilyn Monroe biography MARILYN:LOVED BY YOU which was a #1 bestseller in its category on both Amazon US and Amazon UK. In December of 2018 Fortitude International optioned the Film and TV rights to Starfish On Thursday to be used as a feature release. To learn more about Amie Ryan, please visit www.amieryan.com.
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Books By Amie Ryan
Marilyn: Loved By You Jan 12, 2016
A biography of American screen legend Marilyn Monroe which became a #1 bestseller in its category on both Amazon US and Amazon UK. MARILYN: LOVED BY YOU chronicles the childhood, film career, romances, and tragic death of the most famous actress of all time and is set against the backdrop of a society whose laws and cultural standards were in the process of great change.
Starfish On Thursday: essays Feb 18, 2015
A collection of 23 essays about American culture by Seattle author Amie Ryan. From garage bands to suburban race relations, from Americans apologizing to Canadians to a telemarketer apologizing to God, these stories range from the humorous to the deeply moving and are as fascinating and eclectic as America itself. Fortitude International has optioned the film and TV rights for Starfish On Thursday for a feature adaptation.
Secrets From The Star Jar: essays Jul 23, 2017
In Secrets From The Star Jar, Seattle storyteller Amie Ryan continues her love affair with American culture. In this diverse collection of 23 stories (some funny, some serious), readers will discover a world filled with roller rinks, rat-faced criminals, hippie students, and devious birds. Fans of her two previous collections, Green Shoes Mean I Love You and Starfish On Thursday, will recognize Ryan's familiar style, as bold and satisfying as the coffee in her hometown.