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Brian Jaeger
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States


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I grew up on Milwaukee's West Side, which means ice cream at Kitt's and Pizza at Ned's or Mama Mia's on Burleigh. I attended the French Immersion School at 82nd Street School, then Wilbur Wright and Marshall. Most of my neighborhood friends went to Mother of Good Counsel (MGC), Margaret Mary, Christ King, Northwest Lutheran, or St. Matthew's Lutheran. I played at Nash Park, Kops Park, Cooper Park, Dineen, and North Central Little League at Columbus Park. I had a paper route at the C-19 paper station, attended a dozen Brewers games at County Stadium each year, and generally grew up.
We can't really leave the past behind, and that's why I mention it as part of my writing. I never write about monthly haircuts at Don's Barber Shop on 84th Street or buying a VHS machine from SUR-TV a block from there, but that's where I was. The question is whether I can write about those places as new places in a way that interests others. Can I make any reader feel the tension of a first date or the exhilaration of a score (in middle school basketball)? Can I show the reader irony in their own beliefs without offending them too much? Can I make the world laugh with me rather than at my attempts at humor? You can find out.

Interests: learning and creating; being a husband and father; entertaining others with words

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: Yes


Published works:


  • A Simplified Guide to Church Websites
  • The Catcher in the Rye and Rebel Without a Cause Very Sincere Combo Pack
  • How to Write The Ultimate Persuasive Paper Using Textual Analysis