Tony DuShane is the author and award winning screenwriter of Confessions of a Teenage Jesus Jerk. The book was published by Soft Skull Press and the film was released in 2018 and is currently streaming on Amazon Prime.

We’re rebooting Drinks with Tony, after a three year hiatus, where Tony, to the utter horror of his recording gear, it collected dust, it’s time to get back to the conversational. New episodes and Drinks with Tony website coming July 2018.

Confessions of a Teenage Jesus Jerk is now streaming on Amazon Prime.
Here’s the trailer….

Story coaching:
Tony does private coaching for novel, memoir, essay, and journalism. The approach is to serve the story always, which means not only sticking to your guns through the process, but knowing when you’re getting in your own way to create the compelling narrative your story deserves. “I enjoy digging in with authors at any stage of the process and when I work with clients I take on the responsibility to stay true to their craft and voice, while finding ways to give everything a punch up.” Are you ready to take your writing to the next level? Let’s talk. Email for more information.

DuShane’s journalism and essays has appeared in The Los Angeles TimesMother JonesPenthouseThe RumpusThe Believer, and other media outlets. He was a music columnist for The San Francisco Chronicle and wrote 100s of articles covering books, film, and music for the newspaper between 2006 – 2015. His radio show and podcast Drinks with Tony ran from 2002 – 2015 and included many guests including Steve Buscemi, Nick Cave, Richard Hell, Chelsea Handler, Miranda July, and more.

DuShane teaches novel writing at UCLA Extension. He has also written for film and TV and his feature screenplay Confessions of a Teenage Jesus Jerk, directed by Eric Stoltz, is currently streaming on Amazon Prime.


Publicity photo by Buck Lewis. Click for hi-res version.