Speaker - Jon Carroll

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Jon Carroll was born in the Good Samaritan Hospital in Los Angeles, the same hospital where Bobby Kennedy died. He had a prep school education at the Webb School of California in Claremont.

Carroll attended the University of California for 1.6 years, where he majored in experimental chemistry and biology in a non-classroom setting. Carroll then got a job on the Chronicle editing the crossword puzzle, writing the capsule summaries of TV movies ("Still his best work" -- Greil Marcus in a conversation with the author) and interviewing third rate entertainment celebrities.

Carroll then moved to Rolling Stone in 1970 as an assistant editor. His first Chronicle column was published in October of 1982. He has been an Oakland resident since 1982.

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