Gerard Jones

Writer & Speaker

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Gerard has appeared on Fresh Air, the Today Show, PBS American Masters, Talk of the Nation, Nightline, All Things Considered, the BBC World News, the O'Reilly Factor and the Howard Stern Show. He's been published or profiled in the New York Times, Harpers, the Times of London, the Guardian, USA Today, the San Francisco Chronicle and Newsday.

He has spoken to the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, the International Game Developers Association and conferences from Finland to Northern Ireland to Brazil. He lives in San Francisco.

Not to be confused with the Gerard Jones who maintains the Everyone Who's Anyone website and wrote Ginny Good, nor the Gerard Jones who played wide receiver for Southern University, nor, most regrettably, the Gerard Jones whose pastry has been repeatedly selected as "Best of Boston."

Books

Networked: Carabella on the Run (graphic novel from NBM)

The Undressing of America - How a Bodybuilder, a Swimming Queen and a Magician Created Reality Media
(coming from FSG)

Men of Tomorrow - Geeks, Gangsters and the Birth of the Comic Book

Winner of the Eisner Award, 2005

"This is the definitive history of comics for our time. It is also a constant delight to read." - Michael Chabon

"The secret history of America.... A magnificent piece of work." - Alan Moore

"The fascinating and heartbreaking true story of the goniffs, schmendricks and schlemiels who gave birth to the superhero comic, told with all the verve and velocity of a golden age comic book." - Art Spiegelman

Killing Monsters - Why Children Need Fantasy, Superheroes and Make-Believe Violence

Honey I'm Home - Sitcoms Selling the American Dream

Oktane

The Trouble with Girls

The Beaver Papers

Read Gerard and Will Jacobs's new humor book, Million Dollar Ideas

Weblog at Blogspot

Gerard's page at the Red Room

email: gerardejones@gmail.com

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