Jeff Ragsdale, Writer & Actor

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As seen on Inside Edition, CBS Sunday Morning, The Jeff Probst Show, Last Comic Standing, BBC, FOX, Geraldo Rivera, CBS The Early Show, Science Channel, Yahoo!, AOL, NBC. 
 

Jeff, One Lonely Guy Reality Show from user2228209 on Vimeo.



















PRAISE FOR JEFF, ONE LONELY GUY:


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"Could be sent off to a distant galaxy as a sample of twenty-first century urban life—and art. A brilliant book. I loved it." 
 
—Geoff Dyer, author of Out of Sheer Rage: Wrestling with D. H. Lawrence 
 

"I love this—a great idea, and so deftly put together. A telling mosaic of modern loneliness and almost-connectedness. I zipped through it." 
 
—Dave Eggers, author of A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius 
 

"The experience of reading it can be close to revolutionary.” 
 
—Bookforum 
 

“OMG I love this!! It’s so Russian—very reminiscent of the Chekhov story “Complaint Book” (entries in a complaint book at the railway station).” 
 
—Elif Batuman, author of The Possessed 
 

"This is not a pretty book, but it shows us the world we live in: unbearable everyday humanity, unwashed, unvarnished, completely captivating.” 
 
—Frederick Barthelme, author of Natural Selection 
 

"We have crossed over the threshold, and are now—strangely, terrifyingly, beautifully—in this transformed world.” 
 
—Nick Flynn, author of Another Bullshit Night in Suck City 
 

“A Goldman Sachs trader gave [Jeff] updates on the Occupy Wall Street protests. Others gave advice, and many vented about their own issues. . . People phoned from as far as Japan and Saudi Arabia.” 
 
—The New York Post 
 

“In Jeff, One Lonely Guy we are light years removed from the Orwellian Big Brother. Instead we relate face-to-face — more accurately, device-to-device — with the man with the iPad in the café, the woman on the train clicking through her cell phone, the executive who can’t stand to be away from his Blackberry for one minute, the teen who sends hundreds of texts a day." 
 
—The Huffington Post 
 

"But black-box confession isn’t new to the computer age, and the main thing that distinguishes Jeff’s activities from the work of a priest or a counsellor is his lack of training. His callers know that. Many have aired their problems previously through professional channels and now want to connect with someone who’s like them—someone who has nothing practical to offer but who may understand. . . They text Jeff. They don’t sit by themselves for months staring at their coffee tables." 
 
—The New Yorker 
 

VARIOUS ACTING PERFORMANCES:


ODYSSEY (2010)

SISTER ITALY (2012)

MARRIED LIFE (2010)

OLD SPICE (2010)



PRESS / LINKS:

-CBS News Sunday Morning article 
-The New Yorker article 
-The New York Times article 
-BBC News article 
-Inside Edition article 
-New York Post interview 
-Yahoo! profile 
-AOL profile 
-Sundance Channel article 
-Best Nonrequired American Reading 2012 inclusion 
-Huffington Post article 
-Glamour Magazine article 
-CBS New York article 
-CBS "Man Cave" article 
-CBS Radio interview 
-Oprah article 1 
-Oprah article 2 
-Seattle Post Intelligence article 1 
-Seattle Post Intelligence article 2 
-CTV Television interview 
-The Examiner article 
-New York Observer article 
-The Nervous Breakdown interview 
-Channel 1 Russia interview 
-The Korea Herald article 
-Big 5 China Herald article 
-China Gaze Magazine article 
-SBT Television Brazil interview 
-NPR interview 
-Daily Mail (UK) article 
-Capital New York profile 
-The Dori Monson Show interview 
-Seattle Met article 1 
-Seattle Met article 2 
-New Jersey Newsroom article 
-KIRO News Radio profile 
-The Dish (Morning Show) interview 
-Springfield News-Sun article 
-Mental Flowers article 
-50 Good Deeds article 
-The Star article 
-The Millions article 1 
-The Millions article 2 
-The Rumpus shout out 
-Forbes> article 
-Reality Retreat article 
-CNet News article 
-Asian Town article 
-The Oxford Student article 
-Perspective article 
-A Lonely World article 
-Best American Lonely Guy article 
-Unemployed Podcaster article 
-Hamish Hamilton article 
-White Rhino Report article 
-Bowery Boogie article 
-Manic Mommy article 
-Other People interview 
-China Daily article 
-When The Music Stops article 
-How Does It Feel To Be article 
-Good Over Bad article 
-Belief article 
-The Box (Vietnam) article 
-Kan Thou (Korea) article 
-Epilektoi News (Greece) article 
-Para Todo El Mundo (Colombia) article 
-Newslichter (Germany) article 
-Contro (Italy) article 
-Livros So Mudam Pessoas (Portugal) article 
-Catwalk & Cake article 
-Globe Magazine (China) article 
-Syaz Berry (Malaysia) article 
-Gandul (Romania) article 
-Charaktery Psychology (Poland) article 
-Prosumer Report article 
-English Action (Vietnam) article 
-Sohu (China) article 
-News By Us article 
-Traders and Ambition article 
-Khaber (Turkey) article 
-Circla (Turkey) article 
-Estranged article 
-Gothamist article 
-Trend Alert article 
-All Urban Radio article 
-The Other Serpico article 
-Straight From Hel article 
-Partial Objects article 
-Daily Bhaskar article 
-Z 104.3 article 
-Socyberty article 
-Science News interview 
-Top Fliers of all Time interview 
-The Comedy of Melancholy interview 



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