In which John discusses the surprises and pleasures of being anything at all while attending the Harry Potter conference LeakyCon and walking around downtown Chicago. Also, I read from some humiliating high school fiction.
(It occurred to me while editing that you are not actually able to confirm that I ever put on pants.) In which John travels to Amsterdam--where he lived for two months while finishing The Fault in Our Stars--to promote the Dutch edition of the book. Along the way he visits places that were important to him and to the made-up people in his novel, including the Spui Square,…
In which John talks about the tour de nerdfighting 2012 and how much awesome can be packed into a single auditorium. The awesome song everyone's dancing to is "Shake-a-Booty," off of Hank's great album Ellen Hardcastle: http://dftba.com/product/y1/Ellen-Hardcastle-CD
In which John witnesses his parents' goats mating, including all of the weird foreplay that precedes goat sex, like the part where the male goat urinates on his own beard and then rubs it all over the female goat, and then the part where the goat humps in all the wrong places. A thoughts from places only with more goat intercourse than usual.
In which John discusses Amsterdam, replaces curse words with the names of British romantic poets, talks about the This Star Won't Go Out foundation, asks your help in designing a great tour, and wonders if he should read the audiobook for his still untitled… Continue
In which John discusses the editorial process involved in the creation of his new book (still no official title!) and also his previous books Looking for Alaska, An Abundance of Katherines, and Paper Towns. He also discusses Gloria, the project currently on display at the Venice Biennale's US Pavilion featuring work by artists Allora & Calzadilla in collaboration with members of the US gymanstics and track and field teams, organized by the Indianapolis Museum of… Continue
In which John Green visits Bruges (or as the Belgians and Dutch call it, Brugge) for a day, seeing the famous Belfort and other beautiful buildings along the way before meeting up with Nerdfighters from all over Belgium (and Germany and France). Along the way, he thinks about living amid history and what (if anything) we owe those who have died and those who will later be born. This video is part of a series called "Thoughts from… Continue
In which John takes the slow train to Antwerp, Belgium in order to spend a day with no Internet working on the revision of his new novel (which comes out in March). During his brief time in Antwerp, he visits the…
A Thoughts from Places video in which John discusses what it means to drive north instead of west, going home, growing up, being a father, and that kind of thing. Also, since this is youtube: A baby drives a car.
On 10/10/10 at 10:10 PM, everyone at the Bean will be wearing a WHITE T-SHIRT with your name on the front in sharpie and the words "10/10/10 The Beckoning of Lovely" on the back. More info: http://bit.ly/aGwT7v I have but a small role in the evening's affairs, but I'll be there.
In which John drives from Chicago to Waupaca, Wisconsin, where he spoke and signed as part of the first Waupaca Book Festival. Thanks to…