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My second novel, THE KING OF NOTHING MUCH, is out now! Order here.

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"A bighearted riff on masculine anxiety."


"hilarious, incisive and uncomfortably familiar."

Jonathan Evison, author of  The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving

"Johnson's deft writing is so funny you could overlook its elegance. The King

of Nothing Much is a nimble chronicle of a stay-at-home father whose inner life

is a flow of witty rumination about the challenges of his kids, his wife, other families, and his own muffled ambitions."

Katharine Weber, author of  Still Life with Monkey and Triangle

"a wry study of contemporary parenting and a sensitive story of trust,

relationships and promises made, and broken."

Peter Mountford, author of  A Young Man's Guide to Late Capitalism

"Johnson perfectly captures both the ennui and elation of parenthood and the mundanity and magic of marriage."

T. Greenwood, author of Rust & Stardust and Where I Lost Her

Here's what folks have said about my debut novel, YEARBOOK:

"Undeniably compelling."

Kirkus Reviews

"YEARBOOK is even more entertaining than pulling out your senior class picture."

The Eugene Register-Guard

"Be ready to root for Lester and his misfit group of soulful companions in this charming summer read."

Washington Independent Review of Books

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