Jason Donnelly: A Man Of Many Words And MakeSpace Bins

Jason Donnelly has a way with words (just wait until you read his unorthodox LinkedIn profile). But he didn’t always. According to his LinkedIn Summary, “It wasn’t until 2001 that he really embraced the whole ‘writing thing.'”

That’s because he picked up Fight Club in 2001, which officially became the first book that Jason ever completed in one sitting. After finishing the cult classic, Jason decided, “I wanna do that. I wanna write books.” And apparently, his own rules too:

“Finally, if you’re here for Knitting Club, it’s actually next door. We’re working on getting better signage. Sorry for the inconvenience,” he told us, after we asked him what the last rule of Fight Club is.

Jason Donnelly, a MakeSpace NYC storage customer, speaking at The Bookmark Shoppe in Brooklyn for his Gripped book signing and release party
Jason at The Bookmark Shoppe in Brooklyn at the release party and signing for his first novel, Gripped

Today, Jason is an author and senior copywriter at VaynerMedia. He’s written three books so far (and is currently working on his fourth):

Gripped, a social media satire, Five Stitches, an insane coming of age story, and Chewing the Page, an author interview book.

But all of that didn’t happen until after he fell in love with a girl from his hometown in Pennsylvania and moved with her to New York City to follow their dreams.

The couple ultimately called it quits, but Jason says, “moving to New York has been the best decision of my life.” Which, as fate would have it, included spotting a MakeSpace ad on the subway.

“After the missus and I broke up, I had to get all my stuff out of our place in a hurry,” said Jason, who now lives in a loft in Brooklyn. “MakeSpace seemed like the easiest way to do that. And it has been! Everyone there is really nice and super helpful.”

Jason’s infinite closet in the cloud houses 10 bins, one of which stores his love for literature, including books from some of his favorite authors (not including himself):

Chad Kultgen, Max Barry, Craig Clevenger, Will Christopher Baer, Raymond Carver, Amy Hempel, Vincent Louis Carrella, S.G. Browne, Gary Vaynerchuk, Edward J. Rathke, Edward Kearns, Tony O’Neil, Bret Easton Ellis, and of course, the author of Fight Club, Chuck Palahniuk.

VaynerMedia desk of Jason Donnelly, a MakeSpace NYC storage customer
Jason’s desk at VaynerMedia cries Writer’s Tears, which, according to him, tastes like “the first time you heard ‘I Want To Hold Your Hand’ by The Beatles”

“I have a little of everything in MakeSpace,” said Jason. “Books, clothes, a piece of Ireland, blankets, shoes, coats, office supplies, a plethora of things I don’t have the heart to throw away, the soul of a hitchhiker, Writer’s Tears, and some chocolate covered cherries,” he joked. Which, for the record, we don’t allow customers to store.

Out of everything Jason owns, he realizes that he doesn’t really need 75% of it, “but… I do want to keep it (just in case, I don’t know, maybe I’m a closet hoarder),” he admitted. “So, MakeSpace is perfect. Cheap, reliable, and all the stuff I have can be accessed pretty quickly.”

That’s music to our ears, like how Writer’s Tears is to the tongue.