The Street-Smart Farm Boy
It seemed to Jackson he had been selling something or other most of his life. Even the law was about selling himself, his spin on the evidence, his careful culling of reality for the best facts to support his case. He was good at constructing such scenarios, saw how the intersection of scholarship and marketing made a good attorney, one who could sell a judge and jury.
Young Jack Jackson—growing up and extending well into adulthood, he went by Jack, not Jess—took his first job at age nine selling newspapers on a busy street corner in San Francisco. He had done his research and staked out a prime location, not just settling on a spot with heavy foot traffic, but on one with passersby who had money in their ...