Jonathan Ames is a struggling writer. Living in Brooklyn, he can't complete his second novel, especially after his girlfriend leaves him.

A contributor to a magazine, Jonathan drinks a lot, loves Internet backgammon, white wine, pot and detective books. The latter interest sparks a fantasy within him:

Ames begins to live a double life, moonlighting as a private investigator in order to fulfill his dream of being a hero

Jonathan Ames Quotes

These one hitters should really be called three hitters.


Woman: You're the private cop?
Jonathan: Yes. Or detective. Or investigator. They all work.

Bored to Death Quotes

Men face reality. Women don't. That why men need to drink.


I've always been intrigued by Stockholm Syndrome. Make me think of my childhood.