Christopher Noxon

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Christopher Noxon
Born
Christopher Lane Noxon

(1968-11-21) November 21, 1968 (age 50)
ResidenceLos Feliz, Los Angeles
OccupationWriter, journalist
Spouse(s)
Jenji Kohan (m. 1997)
Children3
Parent(s)Nicolas Noxon
Mary Straley
RelativesMarti Noxon (sister)
Betty Lane (paternal grandmother)

Christopher Lane Noxon (born November 21, 1968) is an American writer and freelance journalist.[1][2]

Early life[edit]

Noxon was born in Los Angeles, California, to National Geographic documentary filmmaker father, Nicolas Noxon,[3][4] and Mary Straley.[5] His grandmother was painter Betty Lane.

Career[edit]

Noxon began his career at the Los Angeles Daily News. His assignments have included the Democratic National Convention for Reuters, a Playboy feature about drug rehab, and reported Mel Gibson's ties to an ultraconservative Catholic splinter group.[6] Noxon has also written for Los Angeles magazine, The Huffington Post and Salon.com, as well as working as a music consultant on the Showtime series Weeds.

His first book was Rejuvenile. The book, which grew out of a story he wrote for The New York Times, was reviewed in BusinessWeek,[7] The New York Sun[8] and covered by The Today Show, Good Morning America and NPR.[9] Noxon appeared on Bill Maher's "Fishbowl" and Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report".[10]

Personal life[edit]

In 1997, Noxon married television writer Jenji Kohan,[11] and is the brother of writer Marti Noxon.[12] Kohan and Noxon have three children :[2] a son Charlie, a daughter Eliza, and youngest son Oscar.[13][14] They live in the Los Feliz section of Los Angeles, California.[15] He is a convert to Judaism.[16] Kohan and her family are Jewish;[17][18] they belong to two synagogues and a chavurah group, and her children attend Jewish day school and summer camp. Every Friday, Kohan and her extended family have Shabbat dinner together.[13]

Noxon is credited on Weeds extensively. Noxon's book Rejuvenile appears frequently in Weeds. The character Andy Botwin is seen reading Rejuvenile in season 2 episode, "Corn Snake". The character Dean Hodes is reading it in bed in episode 10 of Season 2, "Mile Deep and A Foot Wide", and the book is on display during Nancy Botwin's shopping spree in episode 8 of Season 2, "MILF Money". The character Heylia James is reading the book at the grow house in episode 14 of Season 3, "Protection".[citation needed]

Works and publications[edit]

  • Noxon, Christopher. "I don't want to grow up!" Miller, D. Quentin. The Generation of Ideas: A Thematic Reader. Boston, Mass: Thomson/Wadsworth, 2005. ISBN 978-1-413-00012-2 OCLC 57505721
  • Noxon, Christopher. Rejuvenile Kickball, Cartoons, Cupcakes, and the Reinvention of the American Grown-Up. New York: Crown Publishers, 2006. ISBN 978-0-307-35177-7 OCLC 647131378
  • Noxon, Christopher. Plus One: A Novel. Altadena, California: Prospect Park Books, 2015. ISBN 978-1-938-84943-5 OCLC 900723329

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rachel (15 August 2005). "Cupcakes Take The Cake: The Christopher Noxon Rejuvenile Cupcake Interview". Cupcakes Take The Cake.
  2. ^ a b Gray, Margaret (13 January 2015). "Q&A: Christopher Noxon on being a 'domestic first responder' and 'Plus One'". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 23 January 2016.
  3. ^ "Christop L Noxon - California Birth Index". FamilySearch. Retrieved 2 August 2015.
  4. ^ Fisher, Bob (Winter 2010). "2009 IDA Pioneer Award--Bringing Wildlife to the Small Screen: Nicolas Noxon". Documentary Magazine. Retrieved 2 August 2015. 2009 International Documentary Association Pioneer Award
  5. ^ "Martha M Noxon - California Birth Index". FamilySearch. Retrieved 2 August 2015.
  6. ^ Noxon, Christopher (18 February 2004). "Mad Mel". Salon. Retrieved 23 January 2016.
  7. ^ Berfield, Susan (19 June 2006). "Adults Do The Darndest Things". BusinessWeek. Archived from the original on June 13, 2006. Retrieved 23 January 2016.
  8. ^ Garin, Kristoffer (22 June 2006). "Oh, To Play Like a Child Again". New York Sun. Retrieved 23 January 2016.
  9. ^ Neary, Lynn (11 July 2006). "'Rejuvenile': Why Adults Are Attracted to Kid Stuff". Talk of the Nation. NPR. Retrieved 23 January 2016.
  10. ^ Colbert, Stephen (29 June 2006). "June 29, 2006 - Christopher Noxon". The Colbert Report. Comedy Central. Retrieved 23 January 2016.
  11. ^ Toohill, Kathleen (2 February 2015). "Here's What It's Like to Have a Wife Who is More Successful Than You". attn. Retrieved 23 January 2016.
  12. ^ Ellenson, Ruth Andrew (23 July 2006). "So Funny I Forgot to Laugh". The New York Times. Retrieved 23 January 2016.
  13. ^ a b Berrin, Danielle (3 May 2011). "Rhea Kohan: No one spits in her kids' Kasha". Jewish Journal. Retrieved 8 August 2014.
  14. ^ Noxon, Christopher (23 June 2015). "Douchebaggery And The Stay-at-Home Dad". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 23 January 2016.
  15. ^ David, Mark (23 February 2009). "Weeds Creator Jenji Kohan Gets a New Nest". Variety. Retrieved 8 August 2014.
  16. ^ Berrin, Danielle (29 October 2015). "Christopher Noxon: A Hollywood husband converts". Jewish Journal. Retrieved 23 January 2016.
  17. ^ Berrin, Danielle (20 May 2009). "Smoking the Stereotypes: 'Weeds' creator Jenji Kohan delights in tipping over Judaism's sacred cows". Jewish Journal. Retrieved 8 August 2014.
  18. ^ Kustanowitz, Esther (April 2009). "'Weeds' Creator, 'Tara' Producer, and the Hebrew Mamita Take on Images of Jewish Women in Media". Beliefnet. Retrieved 8 August 2014.

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