Listen: Woodhouse Society, Jonathan Ames, Woodhouse discussed on Richard Herring's Leicester Square Theatre Podcast
"You're short Abe that's turned into this by successful award winning film as well. Yeah, I wrote a novel called, you're never really hear the same. I have a wonderful publisher. I'll mention them. You're in England called Pushkin press and they published my thriller and they publish the extra man. Another book of mine wake-up, sir, which is a PG Woodhouse Omar which never could get published in England like an American doing no mouse to what else. I mean, I did have a character named Jeeves which is much, but it was a different Jeeves and legally and. And the Woodhouse is staying is quite. And then in America, though there was a Woodhouse society and it's not like being Salman Rushdie and getting a while, but I they were against me tremendously all eight members of the Woodhouse society in Connecticut. They wrote articles about me. They tended to reading of mine. Someone sent it to me. It's like, here's none of plums charm. But and then I met another member that would how society and she said, I loved your book. I said, I heard that the Woodhouse society was against me. She goes, well, they are, but none of them have actually read the book. Oh, God. Well, they anyway, what was question. You were never really here. So I wrote this thriller and in it's available out there. And then it became this wonderful movie done by Lynne, Ramsay Scottish and Joaquin Phoenix is the lead and it's a really strong unusual movie and quite proud of it. Is it going to come to the extra man was released in the UK you've seen at? Yeah, I don't think the extra man came here. You were never really here not to make you feel bad. It was. It's to small children. I've not seen anything Beckham Batty breathe. I understand. I don't absorb anything. I all I, I haven't sometimes hold my phone late at night and just like it could give me something. You know what I mean? I think with our phones, you know rectus so anyway, the film came out here. I think in April, maybe late March, and but I think it's it must be available streaming in some way. Probably watch to be full. But you know so much. Well, yeah. I, I, it's on both to death. Again, that writer is detective thing which you until the written this Nevada, you haven't really explored fully as that, but it is. It's again, it's this auto by a lot of the same autobiographical stories. But with this idea of in the nighttime, Jonathan Ames works as a detective on Craigslist year. Well, the board to death that began as the short story I wrote because I would write all these essays and people would say, oh, you made that up that didn't happen to, you know, I really did shit my pants in the south of France, but and then when I would write fiction, sort of like you, you'd be like, well, that's really you thought when I write fiction, they say it's true and I write nonfiction, they made it up. So I decided to write a short story in which Jonathan Ames and I wrote it in the style of my essays puts an ad on Craigslist and becomes a private detective and gets into trouble, and people really believed it. I wrote it for Esquire. They rejected it. And so I ended up again mentioning Dave Eggers sent it to him for his magazine, and he responded to me that really happen to you. And I thought this is great. It's worked perfectly. And so anyway, that short story then became the TV show bored to death in which Jason Schwartzman played Jonathan Ames. And what was interesting just at self-referential, but I am being interviewed. That for years, as I mentioned, I had been called perverted rider, John the names pervert than aims John. And then suddenly when people would write about me for the few years of bored to death, that'd be like the real Jonathan Ames. So it was gone from perverted to now I was real because there was the fake one running around on TV.."
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