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

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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

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

Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. Modestly, obviously.

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. Walt Whitman - not because I'm anything like him, but I love the way he understood the universe.

Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. Ripe summer peaches from Colorado's Western Slope.

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. Virtuosic guitar skills. For some reason the only instrument I ever learned to play was trombone. Bass trombone. And my trombone skills were not virtuosic by any standard, though I did win Rookie of the Year.

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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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