"Didn't this guy write The Fault in Our Stars? And Paper Towns? And Looking for Alaska? And An Abundance of Katherines?"
—Fans of John's books who have encountered his antics for the first time
"He had this weird energy where it was like he was talking like an 18-year-old, but in the body of a 40-year-old."John Michael Green is an award-winning Young Adult novelist and a famous Internet vlogger.Green writes novels for young adults, securing the Printz Award for his first book, Looking for Alaska and staying at the top of the New York Times Bestseller list for upwards of fifty weeks with The Fault in Our Stars. His other two solo works were An Abundance of Katherines and Paper Towns. He's also worked on several books in collaboration with other young adult authors, including Will Grayson, Will Grayson with David Levithan, and Let It Snow with Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle.On the internet, he's probably best known for being one half of the VlogBrothers, along with his younger brother, Hank Green. That, or the writer behind the interactive novel/riddle game thisisnottom. He is also currently giving lectures on the humanities with the program Crash Course and talking about interesting trivia on mental_floss, which he had written for early in his career.Before becoming a full-time writer, he worked as a book reviewer for Booklist and as a chaplain at a hospital.It should be noted that among his accomplishments are that, despite a very common name, all but one of the results on the first page of a Google search on "John Green" are for him, and that he got his tens of thousands of YouTube followers to refer to his wife as "The Yeti," and is still married (it refers to the rarity and brevity of her appearances in VlogBrothers videos).His book The Fault in Our Stars has been adapted into a film and he was given a short cameo. Which was then cut. Another one of his books, Paper Towns, was also adapted and released in summer 2015. Another book of his, Looking for Alaska, has been in the works of getting a movie for quite a long time (over 10 years!), and as of now that scenario seems relatively bleak.
- Looking for Alaska (2005)
- An Abundance of Katherines (2006)
- Let It Snow - along with Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle (2008)
- Paper Towns (2008)
- "Freak the Geek", short story for the anthology Geektastic (2009)
- Zombicorns - online novella (2010)
- Will Grayson, Will Grayson - along with author David Levithan (2010)
- The Fault in Our Stars (2012)
- The Miracle of Swindon Town, Let's Play-cum-Fan Fiction-cum-autobigraphical-monologuing of FIFA Soccer 11