Buzzy Jackson

Buzzy Jackson earned a Ph.D. in U.S. History from UC Berkeley, where she wrote her first book, A Bad Woman Feeling Good: Blues and the Women Who Sing Them (W.W. Norton: 2005). She has received numerous writing and teaching awards, including those from UC Berkeley, PEN-West and the American Library Association. She is currently a Research Affiliate at The Center of the American West at CU-Boulder. Buzzy writes for many online publications as well as for radio and film.

To contact Buzzy and find out more about her current projects, visit www.buzzyjackson.com.

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Buzzy jackson is SHAKING THE FAMILY TREE

Buzzy Jackson presents a glimpse inside the quirky and obsessive world of genealogy enthusiasts, while investigating her own tangled family tree.

My Life in 8 Words

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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known. - Carl Sagan

Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

A. A giant redwood tree in a protected grove, somewhere on the coast of Northern California.

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. I can't describe it, but if you listen to Bill Evans you'll know what it sounds like.

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. Quitting a dreadful job as a cocktail waitress in mid-shift may not have been my greatest achievement, but it was certainly a great day for me. Very little feels as good as slamming down a plastic tray full of overpriced Long Island Iced Teas and stepping out into the freedom of a warm summer's day.

Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. Modestly, obviously.

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June 16, 2010

Well, it's a miracle we made the Shaking the Family Tree book page, anyway. Please check it out and, er, "Like" it!
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Shaking-the-Family-Tree/127402660621040

You can also find me (the person, not the book) on FB:

http://www.facebook.com/buzzyjackson

:)

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