Chris Jones: I’m crushed my Ebert profile isn’t a National Magazine Awards finalist

Son of Bold Venture
Chris Jones figured there was a good chance he would win his third National Magazine Award for his Roger Ebert profile in last March’s Esquire. When he learned Tuesday he hadn’t been nominated, “I first took to Twitter to spit the dummy — always a wise and prudent course of action — and then retired to my day bed for an afternoon of dizziness and spells.” He adds:

I’m hoping that just maybe today’s rapid-fire bolt through the stages of grief – now I’ve reached anger, surprisingly quickly – will make me a better writer. I’m hoping that those sad, disappointed people are right when they inevitably say that everything happens for a reason.

Jones tweet:

Ah, but I gotta be honest: crushed that my Ebert story didn’t get a nod. Legs feel like they’re 300 pounds. Fuck.
10:03 AM Apr 5th via web

Chris Jones

> “The story really struck a chord, and it’s all because of Roger”

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  • Karen Brooks

    Great story on Ebert, but really? He didn’t win his third National Magazine Award and that has completely crushed him? Geez. Chill out. Everyone once in a while, you lose one.

  • Trevor Butterworth

    Gosh Chris, if only you’d portrayed Roger Ebert, through a handful of anonymous sources, as the secret power behind the Tea Party movement while revising your position to “supine” on George Soros. Now that’s prize winning service-oriented journalism.