Jonathan-David Jackson

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Jonathan-David Jackson was born in Gastonia, North Carolina, at 3 in the morning on May 14, 1987. At first, he could not walk, talk, or indeed use the toilet. After a year of intensive training in NC, he moved his family to Kingsport, Tennessee, where he finally overcame those early disabilities. Soon, he was walking and talking as good as anyone, and perhaps better. Walking and talking wasn't good enough, though, so he also learned to write.

He wrote and wrote, and with gentle encouragement from his wife, he finally wrote a book - The Quest for Juice. Then he wrote this biography. Perhaps he'll do more things; that would certainly be exciting.


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Jonathan-David Jackson From when I was 12-16, I was part of an online community, and sometimes I would write short stories on there. People sometimes told me that I should…moreFrom when I was 12-16, I was part of an online community, and sometimes I would write short stories on there. People sometimes told me that I should collect them all into a book, but I didn't really take it seriously. In my later teens, sometimes I would read a book and think "I could write something better than this." So from maybe when I was 18 years old, I wanted to write a book - it took a lot longer to actually do it.(less)
Jonathan-David Jackson I love all of the characters, but if I had to choose it'd be Penelope. As I was writing The Quest for Juice, I found out that she's very physically…moreI love all of the characters, but if I had to choose it'd be Penelope. As I was writing The Quest for Juice, I found out that she's very physically tough. Even though Oscar is the main character, Penelope is usually the one getting them out of the situations they get into, and she's often doing it by breaking somebody's face. Unlike everyone else, Penelope understands the seriousness of the situation they're in and is pretty much all business.(less)
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“But I've actually lived long enough now to have figured out what the word "morality" really refers to. I do know what it means, although it's pretty outrageous. It refers to a very simple thought: we shouldn't accept this principle that strong inevitably triumphs over weak. Luck has distributed strength in an arbitrary way: this lion is stronger, this elk is stronger, this group of people lives closer to the river, this group of people lives farther away. Luck has given the person with the penis, the people with the guns, a bit more strength, and so they've trampled over everyone else. Morality says we shouldn't accept that. For the bigger kid to take the smaller kid's candy bar is not right; it's wrong. And if the bigger kid gives that candy bar to me, the process by which I received it was wrong, and it's wrong for me to have it, and it's wrong for me to eat it.”
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“It was surprising enough when strangely dressed religious leaders took over the government of such a large country as Iran. But now, these bin Ladenists? The tactics they've used are bloodthirsty, sadistic. They shamelessly show their pleasure when their enemies are killed. They touch their victims, they look at their faces. They film the killings! These are all things that we would never do--well, except on very rare occasions, like the time we killed bin Laden himself.”
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