The one and only Jerry McGill… he’s a writer…and an English teacher…
Educated in Education and Writer of a Book and Film…
He is The Most Interesting Man in Eugene! Really! He did write a book and it was recently published.
Dear Marcus: Speaking to the Man Who Shot Me
“Walking home from a party with a friend, he’s shot in the back. Shortly after, he learns he’ll be paralyzed for life.
Jerome never meets his attacker, and the authorities never catch the person. News of a black adolescent getting shot in Manhattan doesn’t even rate a paragraph in the local paper. With only his close circle of friends, family and caregivers, Jerome is left looking for answers.”
Have a read… it’s good for your brain. You can find it at Amazon, Powell’s and Barnes and Noble.
Facts of Jerry:
Favorite band/kind of music/musician: Prince or Michael Jackson, Rolling Stones or Led Zeppelin
Favorite films: An Officer And A Gentleman, Do The Right Thing, Annie Hall, Blue Velvet
Favorite books: Native Son by Richard Wright, A Prayer For Owen Meany by John Irving, Paula by Isabel Allende
Favorite restaurant/food: Italian
Favorite beverage: Red wine
Do you go out much? Only when I’m in Portland and with my best boys!
What’s your dream job? Acting
Do you work out or play any sports? I work out a few days a week at the Y
Hobbies? Painting. I’m a terribly amateur painter.
What do you consider awesome? Unselfishness
Where would you love to live? In a European city, something like Berlin or Madrid
What takes up the majority of your time? Schoolwork
What do you do in your free time? Writing
What do you wish you had more time for? Writing!
If I take a look inside your refrigerator what would I find? Eggs, half and half, cheese
Dinner with anyone, dead or alive, who would it be? Malcolm X
What would you ask him? What did you think of Denzel Washington’s portrayal of you?
During your child hood what was your favorite cartoon? Speed Racer
How many pairs of shoes do you own? one
Your default karaoke song? Rebel Yell by Billy Idol
A short term goal: To get through life