Born in Wisconsin, Jim Knipfel was a staff writer at the now-defunct weekly alternative newspaper New York Press for thirteen years, where wrote the long-running and popular "Slackjaw" column, a cynical, misanthropic look at daily life. He is the author of ten books, including Slackjaw, …
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JC writes an introduction to Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis: coming into JRA diagnosis (after years of misdiagnosis) and how it is dealt with. In telling a history that seems full of "what ifs" JC's writing stays firmly rooted in an acceptance of what is and what can be.