Author… Humorist… Speaker
Jack Riepe was born and raised in Jersey City, New Jersey, and began his writing career as a political publicist. Exhausting that sector’s truth and moral inspiration in a few brief years, Riepe moved on to corporate public relations, specializing in business travel issues for major trade associations. He became associate publisher of Business Travel Executive Magazine in 1988, introducing a humor column to an industry that elevates solemnity to a virtue.
Riepe wrote Politically Correct Cigar Smoking For Social Terrorists in 1998, a collection of short stories and essays defining this social ritual and redefining male sensitivity. It was followed 13 years later by Conversations With A Motorcycle, the author’s account of his first two years in the saddle. Regarded by many as a legitimate Bildungsroman (coming of age novel), serious riders and discerning readers relate to Riepe’s sense of humor de noir.
Riepe writes about stuff that has happened to all us — in romance, travel, marriage, business, illicit affairs, first arrests, and every aspect of common life — he just admits it happened to him… And he’s not afraid to go into detail.
Riepe is a columnist for the BMW MOA’s Owners News as he is a devotee of German motorcycles that move at the speed of light. He is a frequent speaker at motorcycle rallies and claims to vacation in a South American Witness Protection Program. He supports the legal profession and gets divorced every seven years.