About Jesse Kornbluth

Jesse Kornbluth is is a New York-based writer and editor of HeadButler.com, a cultural concierge site he launched in 2004. As a magazine journalist, he has been a contributing editor for Vanity Fair, New York and Architectural Digest. As an author, his books include Airborne: The Triumph and Struggle of Michael Jordan; Highly Confident: The Crime and Punishment of Michael Milken and Pre-Pop Warhol. As a screenwriter, he has written for Robert De Niro, Paul Newman and PBS. On the Web, he co-founded Bookreporter.com. From 1997 to 2002, he was Editorial Director of America Online.

The Great, and Calming, Buck Brannaman

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He Gentles Horses. He Can Transform Your Kids—And Yourself

Night Life: A Thriller

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We may not always been impressed, but when we are, we take it as far as it can go.

The Kid From Tomkinsville

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What speaks to a boy more than sports? A book about sports, of course.

Cambodian Market Bags

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Let’s do good — Jesse Kornbluth reviews sustainable, one-of-a-kind bags that will help keep the earth safer.

Pardon the Ravens

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People inspire us, even when we are still learning about their past.

Bettyville

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When George Hodgman was a boy, he and his mother ended the day holding hands and praying. Not just for themselves, but for all the people in their tiny Missouri town.

Leaving Berlin

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One of the greatest spy novels of our lifetime, and no, it’s not James Bond.

You Love/Hate Him in ‘House of Cards’. Here’s More Kevin Spacey

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Jesse Kornbluth suggests if you are going to binge-watch Kevin Spacey, watch Margin Call.

Sticking to His Roots to Save a Culture from Extinction

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Sticking to his roots to save a culture from extinction.

I Left It On the Mountain

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Jesse Kornbluth reviews the incredible memoir of a former meth addict, an HIV positive man, and a survivor of life’s trials.

Thich Nhat Hanh: Teachings on Love

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Jesse Kornbluth reviews the graceful writing and ideology of Thich Nhat Hanh.

Donbas: A True Story of an Escape Across Russia

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“You’re cold? He escaped from Russia on a freight train…in winter.”

After The Wedding

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You can spend the long weekend catching up on the Oscar-nominated movies. You could see one of the new releases — films so wretched they’re tossed into theaters in the dead month of February. Or you could remember all the times Jesse Kornbluth has guided you to pleasure and insight and watch “After the Wedding,” the film he has loved best in this decade.

Only One Sentence David Carr Wrote Was BS

RIP David Carr

RIP David Carr (1956-2015)

An Unlikely Love Story. The Best I Have Read In Years

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Jesse Kornbluth reviews Seth Greenland’s novel, “I Regret Everything”.

Ready Steady Shoot: A Pro’s Guide to Smartphone Video

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The Do’s and Don’ts of the next generation of videographers