Let's call it CGMBSL to save time and energy, but what really should be said first is, If CGMBSL ain't a roman a clef, it ought to be.
The author is a native Oklahoman, and he's part Native American, and he served in the U.S. Peace Corps, in Costa Rica no less. We learn that from the short author biography. Despite those fundamental similarities, Jack doesn't admit to playing baseball with Che, being framed in a marijuana smuggling operation, nor being exiled in Paraguay.
But we've never had Jack Shakely under a lie detector test, have we?
Causes Jack Shakely Supports
International relief through Operation USA (board member)
Center for Philanthropy and Public Policy, University of Southern California