- Research assistant earth and planetary science Harvard University, 1983—1987. Contributing writer New Yorker.
- The Discomfort Zone: A Personal History
- A New York Times Notable Book of the Year The Discomfort Zone is Jonathan Franzen's tale of growing up, squirming in his own über-sensitive skin, from a "small and fundamentally ridiculous person," into an adult with strong inconvenient passions.
- The Twenty-Seventh City: A Novel (Picador Modern Classics)
- 25th Anniversary Edition Picador Modern Classics Published in 1988, Jonathan Franzen's The Twenty-Seventh City is the debut novel of a writer who would come to define our times.
- Strong Motion: A Novel
- Louis Holland arrives in Boston in a spring of ecological upheaval (a rash of earthquakes on the North Shore) and odd luck: the first one kills his grandmother.
- The Discomfort Zone: A Personal History by Franzen, Jonathan [Picador, 2007] [Paperback] (Paperback)
- The Discomfort Zone: A Personal History by Franzen, Jonathan [Picador, 2007] .
Born August 17, 1959
1983 - 1987