Jennifer Van Der Berg would like you to know that the book ostensibly written about her—Born to Be Extraordinary by Eileen Codlin—is a bunch of bunk. Yes, she had a fairy godparent mess with her life, but no, she was not made into a princess or given the gift of self-confidence, and she sure as hell didn't get a hot boyfriend out of it.
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About the Author
Adam Selzer lived in Des Moines back before it was cool, then tried out a series of small Georgia towns that will probably never be cool before settling in Chicago. In addition to several books on Chicago history and ghostlore, he s the author of several young adult and middle grade novels, including "How To Get Suspended and Influence People" (which is part of the ALA s Banned Books Week packet), "I Kissed a Zombie and I liked It", and "Sparks" (under the name SJ Adams, a Stonewall Honor book for 2013). He has seen Bob Dylan in concert more than forty times, holds a world record for Most Richard Nixon jokes in a Children s Book, and often performs music, both solo and with various bands, at science fiction conventions. Visit him online at AdamSelzer.com.