Willy Thorn

Biography

Willy Thorn is an artist, journalist & author.

He was born in Milwaukee, raised in Rome & lives in Bangkok.

He has published 14 books & written more than 4oo articles, columns, essays, features, fiction, reviews, advertisements, shorts, scripts & plays - which have appeared on-stage, on billboards & on television; over the radio airwaves; in multiple academic journals, in dozens of magazines & in hundreds of print publications & websites.

He has worked as a Capitol Hill reporter, wire editor, arts critic, public relations specialist, art therapist, morning radio host, play-by-play sports announcer & rap promoter.

He is currently a copywriter for McCann Erickson (Shanghai) & a teacher at LaSalle College, in Bangkok.

He has also lived & worked in Baltimore & the DistriCt, Chicago & the Twin Cities, Denver & Phoenix, St. Francis (SoDak); the whole Bay Area from San Francisco thru Oakland, down to Santa Clara & back; in Dehli, India & Sydney, Australia & many more.

He has won awards for theatre, sports reporting, political writing, religious publications & photography.

He proudly notes a Master’s Degree from Marquette University & books in both Washington's Library of Congress & the Vatican Archives in Rome.

Books

Amazing Thailand
Price: $19.99 USD. Words: 49,250. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Specialties & interests
Collected wonders from the world’s most Amazing place. Barefoot monks’ dawn alms rounds. The art of (bad) Thai massage. Making & eating saum tum. The greatest weekend market there is. Drinking rice whiskey & talking Isan. Thai women vs. Thai rainstorms. What goes on in Thai Men’s Rooms. Tropical paradise island gems. H.M. King Rama IX. Plus one legendary love story. And of course, the 711.
A Bangkok Temple Treasure Map - For Silom & The Wrong Side Of The Tracks
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 13,400. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Architecture
Walking guides for Bangkok's Silom neighborhood; incl. 3 maps & itineraries for 17 temples ... feat. the majestic city-center Wat Hua Lomphong, the whimsical ‘Boat Temple’ at Wat Yannawa & the hidden royal splendor of Wat Borom - all tucked deep on the Wrong Side of the Tracks. Also incl.: temple info, architectural guides, hundreds of photos & free postcards. GOLD guaranteed.
Pearls of the Orient
Price: $15.99 USD. Words: 42,160. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Travel - Reference, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
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From the crossroads of Kuala Lumpur … barefoot thru the temples of Bagan … to motorcycle traffic in Vietnam … Agra’s monkeys … the miracles of Khmer math… an ode to the Bahn Mi … the incomparable neighborhood of Pahar Ganj … Shanghai neon & CNY fireworks … India’s Taj Mahal & China’s Great Wall … the very first Buddha relics, in the world’s greatest temple ... & other Pearls of the Orient
A Bangkok Temple Treasure Map - for Chinatown
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 8,540. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Travel - Reference, Nonfiction » History » Asian
A walking guide for Bangkok’s Chinatown; covering 15 temples ... feat. the largest solid gold Buddha statue in the world, at Wat Traimit; the legendary ‘Dragon Lotus Temple’ Wat Mangkon Kamalawat; the crocodiles of Wat Chakrawat; the gruesome royal execution chamber at Wat Pathum Kongkha & more … Also: architectural guides, hundreds of photos & free postcards, too. GOLD guaranteed.
A Bangkok Temple Treasure Map - for Khaosan Road & Dusit
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 15,560. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Art history
Walking guides for BKK's notorious Khaosan Rd. & regal imperial Dusit district ... Incl. 3 itineraries with maps, covering 16 temples ... feat. the glorious marble splendor of Wat Benjamabophit, BKK's Tallest Standing Buddha & Thailand's most expensive amulets ... Also: background for each temple, architectural guides, regional history, hundreds of photos, & free postcards too. GOLD guaranteed.
A Bangkok Temple Treasure Map - For Thonburi
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 15,880. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Photography - Photo books
Walking guides for BKK's Thonburi district - Thailand's original regional national capital ... Incl. 3 itineraries with maps, covering 18 temples ... feat. Wat Arun, the striking temple of the Dawn & Wat Rakhang, the great Temple of the Bells ... Also: background for each temple, a King Taksin bio, architectural guides, regional history, hundreds of photos, & free postcards too. GOLD guaranteed.
A Bangkok Temple Treasure Map - for Koh Ratan Kosin
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 15,890. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » History » Asian
A walking guide to the spiritual heart of Thailand, Koh Ratan Kosin - 'the Island of the Kings' ... incl. 3 maps & itineraries covering all 15 temples on the island ... incl. the world famous Wat Phra Kaew & the great reclining Buddha at Wat Pho ... also incl.: a regional history, background for each temple, Dynasty king biographies, hundreds of photo & free postcards, too. GOLD guaranteed.
An American History of Time
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 27,640. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry, Nonfiction » History » American
A Mosaic of Poetry Fragments ... over 12o poem shards & shattered pieces, from 42 of America's greatest writers, comprising a Portrait of Time from the American Vantage ... each piece is by a Pulitzer Prize winner for Poetry; incl. Carl Sandburg, Robert Frost & W.H. Auden, Robert Penn Warren & Wm. Carlos Williams, Slyvia Plath, Mary Oliver & dozens more. Incl. bios for each.
A Century of Pulitzer Poetry - Out of Context 4
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 18,650. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry, Nonfiction » History » American
An 'inverse anthology' of great writers' oddest poetry ... select works from 1oo years of Pulitzer Prize-winning poets ... taken totally out of context & 'repackaged' in laughable & light-hearted, head-scratching & hilarious ways ... includes a bio of every cited poet, for added nutritional value.
A Century of Pulitzer Poetry - Out of Context 3
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 21,360. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry, Nonfiction » History » American
An 'inverse anthology' of great writers' oddest poetry ... select works from 1oo years of Pulitzer Prize-winning poets ... taken totally out of context & 'repackaged' in laughable & light-hearted, head-scratching & hilarious ways ... includes a bio of every cited poet, for added nutritional value.
A Century of Pulitzer Poetry - Out Of Context Too
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 20,230. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry, Nonfiction » History » American
An 'inverse anthology' of great writers' oddest poetry ... select works from 1oo years of Pulitzer Prize-winning poets ... taken totally out of context & 'repackaged' in laughable & light-hearted, head-scratching & hilarious ways ... includes a bio of every cited poet, for added nutritional value.
A Century of Pulitzer Poetry - Out of Context
Price: Free! Words: 19,330. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
An 'inverse anthology' of great writers' oddest poetry ... select works from 1oo years of Pulitzer Prize-winning poets ... taken totally out of context & 'repackaged' in laughable & light-hearted, head-scratching & hilarious ways ... includes a bio of every cited poet, for added nutritional value.
Brother Booker Ashe - It's Amazing What The Lord Can Do
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 48,860. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » People of color, Nonfiction » History » American
A biography of America's premier Black monk, aka Milwaukee's Ghetto Friar Tuck. Brother Booker Ashe was many things to many people. A famous clergyman, a civil rights leader, an inner city icon, a national black celebrity, a civic cornerstone, a chef, a theatrical buff, and a brother to all. Talented, charismatic, dynamic & multifaceted - everyone who met the man has a different story to tell.
This Is America – 5o Poems Prose Pieces Plays & A Playlist
Price: $13.99 USD. Words: 52,590. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
5o pieces from the crossroads...New Mexico mesas & Arizona desert mountains ... KC ribs & July 4th fireworks in the District ... NYC hoops & heartland baseball ... the world's largest zoo in S.D ... Gettysburg Halloweens & a Ft. Benning Memorial Day ... Amarillo by Morning ... gridiron football, autumn colors & Santa ... tall tales & true scenes from W.Bmore to the Tenderloin, sea to shining sea

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