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Name:  Scott Jacobs  

Pen Name: Stump Connolly

Genre: C:ADULT Humor And Comedy Memoir Non-Fiction

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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''.


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