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John Colapinto obtained a Master's in English literature from the University of Toronto in 1983.
(Cal Cunninghman has always fantasized about being a novel...)
Cal Cunninghman has always fantasized about being a novelist. But at twenty-five, he's far from realizing his dream. Newly arrived in Manhattan, he toils as a bookstore stockboy, lives in a dire neighborhood, and never seems to write anything. How curious, then, that Cal should shortly publish a rollicking autobiographical novel that shoots to the top of bestseller lists and sells to the movies for a million dollars. About the Author is Cal's first-person account of how he achieved this remarkable feat. A mysterious roommate, a timely bike accident, and the rapacious literary agent Blackie Yaeger all play a role in Cal's success. Deception, blackmail and murder all play a role in Cal's desperate bid to hold onto that success. Reminiscent of Patricia Highsmith's gripping "Ripley" novels, About the Author is a wickedly funny psychological thriller that not only casts a knowing eye on the excesses of the current Manhattan publishing world, but touches on deeper themes of literary envy, identity, guilt, and the fatal difference between reality and imagination.
(Already hailed and persecuted for its perverse humor and ...)
Already hailed and persecuted for its perverse humor and wildly wicked sensibility, Undone is the tour-de-force black comedy by International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award Nominee John Colapinto. In modern day America, Dez is a former lawyer and teacher - an ephebophile with a proclivity for teenage girls, hiding out in a trailer park with his latest conquest, Chloe. Having been in and out of courtrooms (and therapists’ offices) for a number of years, Dez is adrift, at odds with a society that persecutes him over his desires. From his couch one afternoon, Dez watches an interview with Jasper Ulrickson, a doting father and loving husband whose heartrending memoir, Lessons from My Daughter, has become a national bestseller. The memoir chronicles his journey with his wife, Pauline, who suffered a stroke giving birth to their only child and has been in a locked-in state ever since. Espousing their deep connection and chaste marriage, Jasper’s selfless devotion to his wife has made him one of the most popular and admired men in America.
(A fascinating guide to a career in neurosurgery written b...)
A fascinating guide to a career in neurosurgery written by award-winning journalist John Colapinto and based on the real-life experiences of an expert in the field - essential reading for someone considering a path to this most challenging profession. Choosing what to do with your life begins with imagining yourself in a career, actually meeting the emotional, physical, and intellectual demands of the job. Often regarded as one of the most technically and emotionally demanding of surgical disciplines, becoming a neurosurgeon requires years of study. This practical guide offers a unique opportunity to see what daily life for a neurosurgeon is like, from someone who has mastered the profession and can explain what the risks and rewards of the job really are.
John Colapinto obtained a Master's degree in English literature from the University of Toronto in 1983.
After freelancing for Canadian magazines for four years, John Colapinto moved to New York in 1989 and wrote for many magazines, including The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, the New York Times Magazine and New York. In 1995 John Colapinto became a contributing editor at Rolling Stone.
John Colapinto became a staff writer at The New Yorker in 2006. His articles for the magazine include a story about the medical use of leeches and a Profile of the art auctioneer Tobias Meyer. When John Colapinto worked at Rolling Stone, he won a 1998 National Magazine Award for a story about a boy who underwent a sex change in infancy. He expanded the story into a book, “As Nature Made Him: The Boy Who Was Raised as a Girl,” which became a best-seller. His stories have appeared in “The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2008,” “The Best American Crime Reporting 2009,” “The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2010,” and “The Best American Science Writing 2011.” His books have been translated into dozens of languages and sold to the movies.
(A fascinating guide to a career in neurosurgery written b...)2018
(Already hailed and persecuted for its perverse humor and ...)2015
(Cal Cunninghman has always fantasized about being a novel...)2001
John Colapinto opposes Donald Trump's policies and often criticizes him.
Physical Characteristics: John Colapinto has an oval face. He has short curly grey hair. John Colapinto usually wears glasses.
John Colapinto is married to Donna Mehalko. She is a fashion illustrator, artist, and author. They have one son.