About the author
My name is Wayne Jones, and I’m a writer, editor, and podcaster in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
I’ve published articles and short stories, two novels, a book about personal minimalism, and also co-authored a biography of standup comedian Greg Giraldo. You can see more details here.
I’ve been a long-time reader, student, and general fan of Sam Johnson – ever since I took my first undergraduate class in 18th-century literature at Memorial University in St. John’s, Newfoundland. I went on from there to do my master’s thesis on him at the University of Toronto – specifically, on his series of essays called The Rambler, published twice weekly, 1750–1752.