Jonathan Gornall is a freelance British journalist, formerly with The Times, who has lived and worked in the Middle East and is now based in the UK.
While at The Times he wrote the humorous weekly column Microwave Man, which recounted the adventures of a newly single forty-something male. A novel based on the column was published by Penguin.
Subsequently happily married and now living in East Anglia with his wife and young daughter, these days he specialises in health, a subject on which he writes for the British Medical Journal and the Daily Mail. He also covers a wide range of topics for The National, the UAE-based leading English language daily newspaper in the Arabian Gulf, where he was on the staff from 2008 to 2012. During that time he lived in Dubai and Abu Dhabi and travelled to many countries in the region, including Iraq, Oman and Qatar.
In 2014 Jonathan was named freelance journalist of the year (professional media) by the Medical Journalists’ Association. The award was made for a series of articles for the British Medical Journal in which he investigated the power of the alcohol industry and its influence on public health policy throughout Europe.
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MICROWAVE MAN: A NEW SUPERHERO FOR THE ROGUE MALE – Buy it here
As instantly satisfying as a three-minute spag bol from the Tesco finest range, is it a bird? No – it’s several and they’re all annoyed. Is he more powerful than a locomotive? Possibly not – but he can polish off any number of Ginsters Buffet Bars. Is it faster than a speeding bullet? It happens to the best of us – even Men of Steel. Jonathan Gornall is a twenty-first century man. Divorced with a grown-up son but young enough for his looks to be largely intact, his libido is stronger than ever. Far from life being over, the adventures of Microwave Man have only just begun …How does society view a forty-seven-year-old single man? How easy is it for him to meet women – and particularly of the younger variety? Should your son ever have to give you a lecture on your dissolute lifestyle? Is it ever too late to find real love? “Microwave Man” has at least some of the answers, in the hilariously honest and often poignant memoir of a grey-haired superhero in a new age of relationships.
PUBLISHER: Penguin Books Ltd; First Edition edition
PUBLICATION DATE: 6th January 2006