Jonathan Franzen. Complete with glasses. Joe Kohen/Getty Images North America hide caption itoggle caption Joe Kohen/Getty Images North America The Two-Way Franzen's Glasses Stolen. $100,000 Ransom Demanded. October 5, 2010 The author was speaking at a party in London last night when gatecrashers burst in and stole the glasses off his face. They then leave a note demanding ransom. Hilarity ensues involving everything up to and including a police helicopter.