Running the Gauntlet—An Intimate History of the Modern Body Piercing Movement began as a series of articles written for between 2003 and 2005 (see them here), the book tells the detailed story of how Jim discovered his own fascination with body piercing and went on to found the industry.

Jim appeared and was interviewed on regarding heavily pierced Louis Rove the adoptive father of notorious Karl Rove. The feature appeared August 21, 2007. A transcript of the interview can be read here. On August 23, he was interviewed by Rachel Maddow on Air America regarding the same subject.

Jim’s presentation on the history of the Gauntlet at the Association of Professional Piercers conference May 6, 2010 can be seen in its entirety here.