of Omaha, and an adult child of Catholic Republicans, Jim Crotty
is one of the most innovative talents Nebraska has ever produced
(or at least he thinks so). For twelve years Jim traveled America
in his wildly painted Monkmobile, publishing Monk, the world's only
mobile magazine. Along the way he pioneered "dashboard publishing"
and revolutionized the "perzine," or "personal zine,"
where the editors are the prime subjects (otherwise known as narcissism).
Jim has also written several books for major publishing houses.
He is the author of "How to Talk American" (Houghton Mifflin),
co-author of "The Mad Monks' Guide to New York City" (IDG/Macmillan),
"The Mad Monks' Guide to California" (IDG/Macmillan),
"The Mad Monks' Guide to New York CD-ROM" (Voyager/Monk
Media), "The USA Phrasebook" (Lonely Planet), "Mad
Monks On the Road," (Simon and Schuster), and is co-founder
and editor of the award-winning travel and culture website, Monk.com.
For nearly two years in the late 90's Jim was the travel correspondent
for Playboy.com. And, yes, he went to "the mansion," met
"Hef," and bonded with "the bunnies."
Jim is currently the executive editor of Monk Media, providers of
code and content to businesses and consumers worldwide. Clients
include American Express, Delta Airlines, Land's End, and Tiger
Woods. Jim is also a syndicated columnist, whose savvy cultural
commentary appears in newspapers, magazines and on websites around
This peripatetic publisher has been prominently featured in most
national and international media, including Time, Newsweek, the
New York Times, the New Yorker, Wired News, Rolling Stone, USA Today,
Der Stern (Germany), Brutus (Japan), and Panorama (Italy), and has
appeared on ABC's "Good Morning America," MTV News, CBS
News, the BBC, CNN, CBS "Street Stories," NPR's "Morning
Edition" and "Whadya' Know?"
Jim is available for any and all writing, editing, public relations,
and hosting assignments, whether part-time or full-time, freelance
or on-staff, anywhere in the world.