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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Jeff Havens  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Born: 1978 in Urbana, Illinois

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Illinois Connection

He was born in Urbana, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Jeff Havens is a writer and stand-up comic. He taught high school for two years before becoming a professional comedian.


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Titles At Your Library

Reality: The Novel
ISBN: 0897335481

Chicago Review Press. 2006

Trent Tucker, the protagonist of this hilarious satire, hates reality TV. Unfortunately, his job at Nova Consulting involves the creation of new reality shows that are even more outrageous and excessive than those now on television. Surrounded by colleagues who could easily be characters in the own reality show-dumb blonde, angry black man, flamboyant homosexual, frosty bitch, fast-talking Sicilian and their megalomaniacal boss, P.T. Beauregard-Trent's immersion is complete. The characters in Reality: the novel, behave a lot like their television counterparts as they bicker with each other incessantly, backstab their co-workers, find themselves on a deserted island and become involved in a murder plot-all good, clean fun that mimics the fantasy lives they feverishly try to create for their anxious network clients.