Jack graduated from Stanford University in 1995 with Honors in Human Biology. He went on to earn a Masters Degree in Philosophy from California State University, Long Beach graduating Summa Cum Laude. Following a six-year stint teaching philosophy and ethics at De Anza College in Cupertino, California he has settled at Menlo School in Atherton where he teaches philosophy and coaches water polo.
Jack's debut novel, "The Dream Weaver" achieved great success, making the San Francisco Chronicle Bestseller list in March 2006, the Amazon Top 500, and landing as one of the Kepler's Bookstore top-10 sellers of the year in 2006. Having recently published his second book-a college philosophy textbook-he has focused his energies on speaking at high schools and other arenas as well as his work with College Track and support of YES Reading. In February, 2008 he will tour in support of the release of "The Dream Weaver" Anniversary Edition.
In March of 2010, he will tour in support of his new book, "If You Can Read This" (Random House).
In addition to popular fiction, Jack has been invited to speak at academic philosophy conferences throughout the United States and in England. He has also published in numerous philosophy journals, primarily in ethics.
Jack was also a two-time All-American water polo player at Stanford, an alternate goalie of the 1996 Olympic Team, and a member of the 2000 Olympic Training Team. He has coached high school water polo for the past eight years, winning the section championship of Northern California four times. In 2002 he served as the Assistant Coach of the Men's National Water Polo Team and has conducted "The Bowen Goalie Clinic" nationwide for the past ten years.
Also an avid musician and member of numerous bands, he has been a recording drummer on over ten albums. His most recent band, Amboy Kelso, was a Bay Area favorite releasing their third album in Spring, 2004. He can also be heard on the book's theme song, "Beautiful Colors" recorded in November, 2005.
He is recently married and lives in Redwood City, California.
No Clone is an Island
Prentice Hall, Longman
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