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Mark Jacobson (b.1948) is an American author living in Brooklyn, New York, and New Orleans, Louisiana. He graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, and achieved recognition in New York City whilst writing for the Village Voice in the 1970s, most particularly for a lurid account of life in the Chinatown Ghost Shadows gang.

His works include the cult favorite Godzilla epic Gojiro; the autobiographical Jacobson family travel saga co-authored with daughter Rae Jacobson 12,000 Miles in the Nick of Time - a Semi-Dysfunctional Family Circumnavigates the Globe; a novel "Everyone and No One"; a collection of articles including the Ghost Shadows VOICE story entitled "Teenage Hipster in the Modern World..."; The KGB Bar Nonfiction Reader; the critically acclaimed but largely ignored compendium "American Monsters" which was published in 2004 and co-edited with Jacobson's close friend Jack Newfield, and the newly reissued compilation "American Gangster" containing the New York magazine piece "The Return of Superfly", the basis for a 2007 film starring Denzel Washington.

Jacobson was awarded the 2001 Humanitas Prize for his screenplay work on The Believer. Jacobson is currently a contributing Editor at New York Magazine and a frequent contributor to The Village Voice, National Geographic, Natural History Magazine, Men's Journal as well as other publications. Recent (2008) film work includes a screenplay, "Love Ranch", a dramatization of the murder of prizefighter Oscar Bonavena at the Mustang Ranch in Nevada in May, 1976. Jacobson became a Charter Member of a Mardi Gras krewe in New Orleans (Bywater Bone Boys) on Mardi Gras day in 2005 and now resides part-time in the Bywater section of the city. In November, 2008, Jacobson was injured in a fall while in Jerusalem researching Nazi Holocaust atrocities and returned to Brooklyn to recuperate.

In 2009 Jacobson made his film debut in the Steven Soderberg film The Girlfriend Experience in his role as a journalist interviewing adult film star Sasha Grey."The Lampshade: A Holocaust Detective Story From Buchenwald to New Orleans," Jacobson's non-fiction reflection on man's inhumanity to man published by Simon and Schuster was released to the public on September 14, 2010.
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Total Books: 25
Pale Horse Rider William Cooper the Rise of Conspiracy and the Fall of Trust in America
The Lampshade A Holocaust Detective Story from Buchenwald to New Orleans
2011 - The Lampshade a Holocaust Detective Story From Buchenwald to New Orleans (Paperback)Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781416566281
ISBN-10: 1416566287
Genre: History

American Gangster
2007 - American Gangster (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781843547303
ISBN-10: 1843547309
Genre: History
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.

American Gangster And Other Tales of New York
2007 - American Gangster and Other Tales of New York (Paperback)Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780802143365
ISBN-10: 0802143369
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Nonfiction
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.

Hoops Four Decades of the Pro Game
2005 - Hoops Four Decades of the Pro Game (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780810959217
ISBN-10: 0810959216
Genres: Arts & Photography, Sports & Outdoors, Teen & Young Adult

Teenage Hipster in the Modern World From the Birth of Punk to the Land of Bush Thirty Years of Apocalyptic Journalism
American Monsters
2004 - American Monsters (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781560255543
ISBN-10: 1560255544
Genres: History, Nonfiction

12000 Miles in the Nick of Time A SemiDysfunctional Family Circumnavigates the Globe
12000 Miles in the Nick of Time A Family Tale
2003 - 12000 Miles in the Nick of Time a Family Tale (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780871138521
ISBN-10: 0871138522
Genre: Travel
  • Currently 2.7/5 Stars.

Antonin Kratochvil Incognito
2001 - Antonin Kratochvil Incognito (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781892041456
ISBN-10: 1892041456
Genres: Arts & Photography, Biographies & Memoirs

Everyone and No One
1998 - Everyone and No One (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780517324080
ISBN-10: 0517324083

1997 - Gojiro (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780802135391
ISBN-10: 0802135390
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy

Everyone and No One
1997 - Everyone and No One (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780679456568
ISBN-10: 0679456562
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Clues to Diagnosis in Dermatopathology
Clues to Diagnosis in Dermatopathology (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780891892960
ISBN-10: 0891892966