Phil Campbell (writer)

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Phil Campbell (writer)
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Phil Campbell
Born Phillip Gerard Campbell
(1972-11-21) 21 November 1972 (age 42)
Toledo,_Ohio
Occupation writer
Nationality American
Alma mater Northwestern University
Spouse Emily Hall (m. 2002)
Children 1 son

Phil Campbell (born 1972) is an American author and documentary producer.[1] He is the author of the book Zioncheck for President[2] upon which the film Grassroots is based. The book, a mix of memoir and gonzo reporting,[3] is set around Campbell's time as campaign manager for a Seattle city council candidate.[4] The book's title references Marion Zioncheck, a United States Congressman from the state of Washington who committed suicide in 1936.

Campbell is also the organizer of the Phil Campbell Convention, held since 1995 in Phil Campbell, Alabama. He also organized the "I'm With Phil" campaign, a relief effort to help the residents of the town after a devastating tornado.[5]

Selected bibliography[edit]

  • Zioncheck for President: A True Story of Idealism and Madness in American Politics (Nation Books, 2005). Reprinted as Grassroots: Politics . . . But Not As Usual (Nation Books, 2012)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "In the Town of Phil Campbell, a Gathering of Phil Campbells" by Kim Severson, The New York Times, June 17, 2011, accessed Dec. 23, 2012.
  2. ^ "Seattlest Interview: Phil Campbell, Author of Zioncheck For President," Seattlest, Oct. 11, 2005, Accessed Dec. 23, 2012.
  3. ^ "'Zioncheck for President': Tragicomic tale of Seattle politics" by Mark Lindquist, The Seattle Times.
  4. ^ "'Grassroots': The comedy that captures Seattle" by Joel Connelly, The Seattle Post-Intelligencer, June 23, 2012.
  5. ^ "In the Town of Phil Campbell, a Gathering of Phil Campbells" by Kim Severson, The New York Times, June 17, 2011, accessed Dec. 23, 2012.