is the fourth book by Jones, who traces his start as a writer to his days as an undergrad at UVA.A native of suburban Pittsburgh, Jones chose the University when his father, political science professor Charles O.
Jones, accepted a position on Grounds after 12 years at the University of Pittsburgh.
“We all sort of went to college together,” Jones says with a laugh.
It has even been used as a plot point in Netflix’s .
“In my mind I have not been mastering love all these years so much as marinating in it,” he writes.
“She really was the first to think that I could write well,” Jones says.
After graduation and two years as a ski instructor in Park City, Utah, Jones headed to the University of Arizona for graduate school in creative writing.
The “Modern Love” essay is a regular writing assignment in some college courses.
The column inspired a full-length musical, “Love is Love,” that had a run in Miami and a CD by New Hampshire-based singer-songwriter David Lockwood.
One such example arrived in his inbox in 2006: Sutherland, who had been working on a book about a school for exotic animal trainers, penned an essay about applying the training techniques on her husband.
(She wrote, in part, “The central lesson I learned from exotic animal trainers is that I should reward behavior I like and ignore behavior I don’t.