Geary, James 1962–
Geary, James 1962–
PERSONAL: Born November 24, 1962, in Drexel Hill, PA; son of Paul Aloysius and Theresa (Dever) Geary; married Linda Gilberte Hoetink, September 25, 1992; children: three. Education: Bennington College, B.A., 1985.
ADDRESSES: Home—London, England. Agent—c/o Author Mail, Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 38 Soho Square, London W1D 3HB, England.
CAREER: Editor, writer, and journalist. Informa, The Hague, Netherlands, editor, 1989–91; Pharmaceutical Marketing Services Inc. Bugamor, Almere-Haven, Netherlands, project manager and editor, 1991–94; Media Partners International, Amstelveen, Netherlands, managing editor, 1994–96; Time, European edition, began as freelance stringer, 1993–96, became deputy editor, 1996–. Editor for Helix, 1991–94, and Orgyn, 1992–94.
Words for Refrigerator Doors, 1985.
Seventeen Reasons Why, 1988.
(Author of libretto) Broken English (opera), 1996.
The Body Electric: An Anatomy of the New Bionic Senses, Rutgers University Press (Rutgers, NJ), 2002.
SIDELIGHTS: Writer and editor James Geary is the author of The Body Electric: An Anatomy of the New Bionic Senses, a popular science volume that addresses the human body and the ways in which technology has been manipulated to heal and assist it. In his second book, The World in a Phrase: A Brief History of the Aphorism, Geary indulges his life-long obsession with clever turns of phrase, an interest that began with his discovery of the "Quotes" section of the Reader's Digest when he was a child. A contributor to Publishers Weekly remarked of the latter volume that "Geary's enthusiasm may overwhelm as much as it enlightens, but fellow fanatics will be delighted." David Pitt, in a review for Booklist, found Geary's effort to be "a pleasant, personal, thoughtful little book and on such an unlikely subject."
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
Booklist, August, 2005, David Pitt, review of The World in a Phrase: A Brief History of the Aphorism, p. 1984.
Publishers Weekly, August 15, 2005, review of The World in a Phrase, p. 50.
James Geary Home Page, http://www.jamesgeary.com (November 20, 2005).
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