Scott Jacobs

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General Information

Name: Scott Jacobs

Pen Name: Stump Connolly

Genres: Non-Fiction, Memoir, Humor And Comedy



Email: See website for contact information

Illinois Connection

Jacobs lives in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Jacobs has been a reporter, filmmaker, political consultant and community activist for 40 years. He started his career as the urban affairs reporter for The Chicago Sun-Times in 1972, leaving four years later to pursue video journalism. As an independent documentary producer, he co-founded the Center for New Television and Independent Programming Associates. His video documentaries have been seen on PBS and A & E Television and include True Life Video Stories, Royko at The Goat, Those Grede Girls, and Saudi Arabia: A Complicated Ally. Under the pseudonym Stump Connolly, he also brought his humor to the 1996, 2004 and 2008 presidential campaigns in three books: STUMP, a Campaign Journal ; Talk's Cheap, Let's Race!; and The Long Slog: A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The White House.

Published Works

  • A Campaign Journal , Dead Tree Press, 1997
  • Talk's Cheap, Let's Race!, Dead Tree Press, 2007
  • The Long Slog: A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The White House, Dead Tree Press, 2009
  • Never Leave Your Block: Adventures in Urban Living, Dead Tree Press, 2012
  • Famous Ski Hills in Wisconsin: (And Other Delusions of Grandeur), Dead Tree Press, 2014

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

The Long Slog: A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The White House

ISBN: 1879652005
Release Date: 2009-04-20

Find on World Cat

Literary Awards

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)


Dead Tree Press

2326 W. Medill Ave.

Chicago, IL 60647

Telephone: 1-888-767-0560


External Links

Scott Jacobs on WorldCat

Scott Jacobs on Amazon


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