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Tad Vezner has been a night cops reporter at a metropolitan daily, the St. Paul Pioneer Press in Minnesota's Twin Cities, for years. He sometimes offends people with the jokes coroners tell him, but they eventually forgive him. Prior to that, he backpacked across Australia, worked as an illegal banana picker, and did social work in Chicago. He and his wife live in St. Paul, Minnesota.


It took three months to get James Fields to talk to me, and I don't think he ever called or returned a call. I didn't take it personally, though, and the amount he opened up in the end was surprising, given his history.

James founded The East Side Boys, one of the city's two largest street gangs. I have a hard time trusting anyone, but James has a certain candor to him. Maybe I do trust him a li... Read more of this blog post »
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Average rating: 3.25 · 59 ratings · 15 reviews · 1 distinct work · Similar authors
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As an 80's child who grew up gaming, this was the Hunger Games i was hoping for.
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