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Shirley Miller

Born to a school-teacher mother and a prison-guard father, both who worked tirelessly to serve broken systems without recognition, Shirley Miller became obsessed with standing out and standing up at an early age. Whether it was snorting lines of pepper to win a bet to pay for a friend’s movie ticket, sitting with the kid that nobody else would at the lunch table, or hijacking a high school graduation ceremony so he could express to his class how much he loved them Say-Anything-style, he now embarks on an endless journey to bring stories of unsung underdogs—both invented and from history—to a mass audience, often adding in dashes of his own kinetic energy and off-kilter humor. He’s eternally grateful for every passing minute, and so now he’d like to thank the one person that actually made it to the end of this bio.

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2018