According to Merriam Webster, the first known use of the word “cad” was in 1833, three years after our reluctant hero Jackson Speed was born. Can this be a coincidence? Of course not, when Ol’ Jackie Speed was first toddling around, someone somewhere clearly realized they were going to need a word to describe him.
So here’s Jackson Speed, America’s greatest cad.
In the first volume of the recently published Jackson Speed Memoirs (Jackson Speed: The Hero of El Teneria) the reader is introduced not to the Jackson Speed of the history books but to the true Jackson Speed – the coward, adulterer and cad that no one knew he truly was.
Volume I of the memoirs takes us briefly through Speed’s childhood and the events that forced him to leave his boyhood home of Scull Shoals. We meet his lovely red-headed wife and discover the circumstances that brought them to marriage and we see Speed get his first taste of battle in the Mexican-American War.
“Jackson Speed: The Hero of El Teneria” – it’s a picaresque novel, don’t ye know.
It’s available at Amazon.com. Get your copy today!