Jonathan Ames is a writer you are kinda scared to recommend to your friends. The Oprah version of Ames is David Sedaris. Sedaris buys condoms in bulk at Sam's Club. Oh heavens! Jonathan Ames gets attacked by transsexual dancers in Times Square. Look out.
On that note, I am writing to recommend his new book, The Double Life Is Twice As Good, the new Ames written HBO show Bored To Death starring Jason Schwartzman and Zach Galafinakisloaklandgyros (trailer below) and, on a salon related note, a diagram of Ames-pattern-baldness.