From Karla Starr’s brief interview with Jonathan Ames:
early on, when I was writing for New York Press, they were like, “You can’t make anything up.” I took that to heart…. So I actually did shit my pants in the south of France, and I have a good friend who was there, if you want his phone number.
Ames says he’s finishing up a screenplay based on The Extra Man, and working on a graphic novel called The Alcoholic with illustrator Dean Haspiel. His latest essay collection is I Love You More Than You Know (reviewed here).