Kimberley O’Brien Chicago blogger. My Profile of Tim O’Brien, Writer

Tim O’Brien is a writer who lives in Texas and teaches at Texas State University in San Marcos.  Mr. O’Brien is the author of several acclaimed semi autobiographical works including “The Things They Carried” which was about the Vietnam war.

Tim O’Brien is the author of this semi-autobiographical novel about the Vietnam War.

As in many cases with books about the Vietnam War, Tim O’Brien’s book was based on real life experiences he had.  Mr. O’Brien was drafted into the military and was sent to Vietnam, and I just can’t imagine what that must have been like.  But because he wrote such famous books about his experiences there, readers can at least get an idea of what life was like for a soldier in the Vietnam war.  I read that he tries to avoid discussing the politics of the war, but that must be difficult for him.  I mean, in a case like this, how can he not have an opinion about what happened?  I know people in Chicago who ever even served in the military and they have opinions.  And I know people in Chicago who did go to Vietnam and they have opinions, too.  But if you want to know what Tim O’Brien thinks the best thing to do is pick up a copy of The Things They Carried and form your own judgment based on his writings.


Conan O’Brien, comedy writer and late night host

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NOTE: this is a public domain image from Wikipedia. Link here:,_Conan_(with_Elizabeth_Ann_Powel).jpg

Conan O’Brien is a late night talk show host, and he is also a comedy writer who has been on the staff of respected shows like Saturday Night Live and The Simpsons.  Kimberley O’Brien loves Conan O’Brien and she was so upset that she did not get to see him when he came to Chicago.  That was a sad, sad case of bad timing as Kimberley O’Brien wasn’t in Chicago at the time.  She was visiting her friend Kevin in Madison, Wisconsin for a few weeks.  I hope that Conan O’Brien comes back to Chicago some day.  I will totally go see him.  I love his show and I am a huge fan of his comedy.  I think that whole mess with Jay Leno was just ridiculous, and if I were Conan O’Brien I would have filed a huge lawsuit over that.  I mean, I just feel like what Jay Leno did was a total abuse of the system, you know?  I don’t personally find Jay Leno very funny.  Maybe it’s a generational thing.  My parents find him hilarious.  But I don’t know, when he tells jokes, I just kind of get bored.  In any case, I love love love conan o’brien and his show and his comedy and I am happy that in some cases people named O’Brien are awesome and talented.

China O’Brien, action hero by Kimberley O’Brien Chicago Blogger

Kimberley O’Brien here.  It’s been a while since I’ve updated the O’Brien blog but things have been busy here in Chicago.  I thought I’d kick things off with a blog post about a fictional O’Brien: China O’Brien.  If you know your cult martial arts movies, you know that China O’Brien is a cop/martial arts expert who goes rogue to avenge her father’s death and combat the abuses of a corrupt criminal justice system. 

Kimberley O’Brien Chicago blogger does NOT own the rights to this image. It’s from Wikipedia and I think it’s fair use.

Kimberley O’Brien isn’t usually a big fan of action movies like this, but I can definitely respect a character who doesn’t wait around for lawsuits and court cases and instead takes justice into her own hands.  The lady that played China O’Brien is named Cynthia Rothrock and she’s got a dedicated fan base that’s extremely niche – kind of like the people who go crazy for Chicago actor Kevin Anderson.  Not that many people are huge fans, but they’re really big fans.  I think I saw the China O’Brien movie a long time ago in a Chicago theater, but I haven’t seen it since. I think it’s one of those cases where the movie is kind of hard to find.  But I do think that China O’Brien is one of the most bad ass O’Briens ever to be on screen.  What does everyone else think?  Do you have any suggestions for best O’Brien character?  Kimberley O’Brien would love to hear your thoughts.

Coach Bill O’Brien

Found a new O’Brien!

Bill O’Brien is an American Football Coach.  He was the coach at Penn State right after the sex abuse scandal broke out, and then he left Penn State to be the head coach of the Houston Texans.

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Source Wikipedia.  Here is the citation information — I don’t want to face a trial for copyright violations, LOL:English: Penn State head coach Bill O’Brien
Date: 9 August 2012, 08:53:00
Source : Own work
Author: BenJones88


Another Brian O’Brien

A few days ago, I added a new O’Brien to this blog:  A Broadway dancer named Brian O’Brien.  Well, wouldn’t you know that there’s ANOTHER Brian O’Brien out there??!!!

Here is Brian O’Brien, the optical physicist:

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This Brian O”Brien is known for his contributions to technology like night vision and fiberoptics.

Pretty cool!!

Chicago’s William O’Brien Group

I mentioned before that I’m having trouble finding new people named “Kimberley O’Brien” or “Kim O’Brien” — so I’ve decided to start branching out.

Here’s a Chicago-area business called the William O’Brien Group.  It looks like the William O’Brien group does investments:




Two More Kim O’Brien/Kimberly O’Brien finds!!!!

I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted but I gotta admit that it’s getting kind of hard to find new people named “Kim O’Brien” or “Kimberley O’Brien” or “Kimberly O’Brien.”  When I first started this site, I was sure that I’d find so many people who had my name.  And I did, but I think i might have found all of them… until now.

Here are two new Kim O’Brien discoveries:

Sex in Chicago by Kim O’Brien is a blog diary by a Sex and the City-obsessed lawyer living in, you guessed it, Chicago.  I don’t know how I missed this blog because it looks like Kim has been at it for a few years now.  If you like dogs, dancing, Sarah Jessica Parker, and lawsuits, check it out.


Sex in Chicago by Kim O’Brien

Slavebride a Literature blog by Kimberley O’Brien.  I admit i was a little put off by the name of the blog (as it turns out, it’s actually a reference to some obscure slave narrative). But it’s just a collection of book reviews.  There’s a huge variety of genres — from trashy bondage porn to sci-fi to serious literature.


Slavebride, a Literature Blog by Kimberly O’Brien

So, that’s it!  Two in one week isn’t bad, though.


Kimberly O’Brien, PhD, LICSW

Here’s another Kim O’Brien that is a professor at a university!  So MANY smart and awesome Kim’s out there!  According to this page from the Simmons School of Social Work, this Kim O’Brien specializes in treating adolescent kids with problems like substance abuse and suicidal thoughts.

Pretty awesome!!