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Paralyzed from the neck down, Gordon Zahler rose from his deathbed to a fast-talking, Hollywood entrepreneur/idea man who traveled the world, lived hard, married, fantasized about water-skiing and chased his dreams to create one of the largest independent postproduction shops in Hollywood. While this is Jacobs' story about his coming to grips with his deformed uncle, himself and his mother, the silent victim to Gordon's recklessness, Strange As It Seems is also a tip of the hat to the man who turned his back on the notion of I can't.
Chip Jacobs is the author three previous books, The Ascension of Jerry; Smogtown; and The People's Republic of Chemicals. His reporting has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, The Daily News, CNN, among other outlets. He lives in Los Angeles.