Jonathan Reiss has worked as a journalist for the last
decade, contributing to outlets like Spin, Interview,
and the New York Observer. He currently works as a
contributing writer for Rolling Stone covering the opioid
crisis. His debut novel, Getting Off, was published in 2018
to critical acclaim, with Fjords calling it "a
heart-shattering literary high." Prior to that, he spent two years
writing almost exclusively about hip-hop for leading magazines like
The Source and Complex.
Reiss has carved out a niche writing redemption stories from some of the darkest corners of online culture focusing on the drug trade, true crime, and the intersection of technology and sex. His recent memoir story forNarratively saw viral success, becoming one of the most read stories in the site's history. Reiss lives in Brooklyn, New York.
"[Look at Me!] goes into unprecedented detail about X's
murder"--The Miami New Times
"Filled with emotion, compassion, understanding, and accountability, Jonathan Reiss takes an honest look into what made XXXTENTACION beloved by so many yet hated by others."--SOHH