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James Kaplan (born 1951) is an American novelist, journalist, and biographer. He was born in New York City and grew up in rural Pennsylvania and suburban New Jersey. He attended New York University and graduated from Wesleyan University with a degree in studio art. After graduation, he studied painting at the New York Studio School in Greenwich Village.

In the mid 1970s, he worked as a typist at The New Yorker Magazine, where he came under the tutelage of the writer and editor William Maxwell. In the late 70s and early 80s he published a number of short stories in The New Yorker. In the mid 80s he worked for several years as a screenwriter for Warner Brothers. Since the late 1980s, he has been a prolific writer of magazine profiles for Vanity Fair, Entertainment Weekly, New York Magazine, The New York Times Magazine, Esquire, and The New Yorker, among others.

He is the author of the following books, among others:

  • Frank: The Voice (2010)
  • Two Guys from Verona: A Novel of Suburbia (1999) (held in almost 700 libraries according to WorldCat), a New York Times Notable Book of the Year
  • The Airport: Terminal Nights and Runway Days at John F. Kennedy International (1994)
  • Pearl's Progress (1989)
He is the co-author of the following biographies:

  • With Jerry Lewis, a memoir of Lewis's relationship with Dean Martin, Dean & Me (A Love Story) (2005) held in over 1300 libraries according to WorldCat
  • With John McEnroe, You Cannot Be Serious (2002) (held in over 1400 libraries according to WorldCat
Kaplan's fiction has been compared to that of John Updike and J.D. Salinger. His short fiction has appeared in Best American Short Stories. He has appeared as a guest on Charlie Rose.

Kaplan lives in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York with his wife and three sons.
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Total Books: 21
Frank The Voice
2011 - Frank the Voice (Paperback)Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780767924238
ISBN-10: 0767924231
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction, Humor & Entertainment
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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The American Fraternal Sword An Illustrated Reference Guide
2009 - The American Fraternal Sword an Illustrated Reference Guide (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781931464383
ISBN-10: 1931464383
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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Dean and Me
2006 - Dean and Me [A Love Story] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780767920872
ISBN-10: 0767920872
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
 11

Dean and Me  A Love Story
2005 - Dean and Me a Love Story (Audio Cassette)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780739322734
ISBN-10: 0739322737
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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I've Got Your Back  Coaching Top Performers from Center Court to the Corner Office
I've Got Your Back
2004 - I've Got Your Back (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781591840473
ISBN-10: 1591840473
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Sports & Outdoors
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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You Cannot Be Serious
2003 - You Cannot Be Serious (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780425190081
ISBN-10: 0425190080
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Sports & Outdoors
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
 10

You Cannot Be Serious
2002 - You Cannot Be Serious (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780399148583
ISBN-10: 0399148582
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Sports & Outdoors
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
 11

Two Guys from Verona A Novel of Suburbia
1999 - Two Guys From Verona a Novel of Suburbia (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780802136237
ISBN-10: 0802136230
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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The Airport
1996 - The Airport (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780688149543
ISBN-10: 0688149545
Genres: Travel, Nonfiction
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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The Airport Terminal Nights and Runway Days at John F Kennedy International
1994 - The Airport Terminal Nights and Runway Days at John F Kennedy International (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780688092474
ISBN-10: 0688092470
Genres: Business & Money, Nonfiction
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Pearl's Progress
1989 - Pearl's Progress (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780394500935
ISBN-10: 0394500938
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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Dean and Me A Love Story
Dean and Me a Love Story (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780330443531
ISBN-10: 0330443534
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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Frank The Making of a Legend by James Kaplan
Frank the Making of a Legend By James Kaplan (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781847442611
ISBN-10: 1847442617
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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