Jonathan Ames is the author of eight books: 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 Alcoholi'c (a graphic novel) and The Double Life is Twice As Good. He is the creator of the HBO Original Series Bored to Death which starred Jason Schwartzman, Ted Danson and Zach Galifianakis. Ames's adapted his novel The Extra Man into a screenplay; the film, which was released in 2010 and stars Kevin Kline, Paul Dano, John C. Reilly and Katie Holmes. Ames was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1999 and is a former columnist for New York Press. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.