I learned to read at an early age and even then took to re-writing many of the bedtime stories my mother read to me. I received my first computer at age 8 and was soon cranking out a personal journal and short stories. I wrote fiction through Middle and High School and took to writing satire and commentary around the age of 18.
Oscar Wilde, Mark Twain, Jonathan Swift, William Faulkner, John Steinbeck, Eudora Welty, John Lennon, Bob Dylan, Pete Townshend, Elvis Costello, John Updike, Pete Hamill, Dave Barry, James Thurber, Monty Python, Bill Hicks, Arthur Miller, Ernest Hemingway, Mike Royko, Bruce Springsteen, David Byrne, Joe Queenan, Quentin Tarantino, Kurt Vonnegut, Randy Newman, Paul Westerberg, Tom Wolfe, Woody Allen, Neil Young, Bono and Eddie Vedder.
Some words to describe Jeff: Independent thinker, music lover, writer, voracious reader, anti-establishment, Libertarian, drinks occasionally. firebrand if need be, Open-minded, Opponent of puritanism, theocracy and socialism, history buff, cynical yet compassionate, acerbic yet gentle, playful yet serious.