Jacobson, a tall and handsome type from Flushing, Queens, a Godforsaken part of New York City not far from the vast ash pits mentioned in The Great Gatsby, has been a journalist as well as novelist. He can barely bear to recall most of the thousands of stories he has covered over the past thirty years but does remember driving over a landmine in South Africa during the apartheid era. Over those years, he was a staff writer at New York Magazine, Rolling Stone, Esquire, The Village Voice, and numerous others. He took up novel writing in a quest to find a lower-paid job than journalist and was successful in that regard. His first book, Gojiro, republished by ElectricStory, remains a cult novel both amongst Lord Buckley fans and some people who have never heard of Lord Buckley.