The Thin Tweed Line

Jack Simmons

About the Book

Philosophy and gender studies professor Sarah Morgan has found herself in an ethical pickle.

To secure the grant she needs for research that will reshape feminism as we know it, she must reduce herself to matchmaker and find a date for the dean’s latest hire.

But the only viable candidates are her politically incorrect (and often drunk) colleagues, who disdain the watering down of academia and would rather cavort with the “coeds.”

Navigating the tribal extremes of the Right and the Left, Sarah just might lose her job — and her mind! — before it’s all over.


Gabrielle Chloe Reilly, “A Thin Tweed Line Analysis,” The George-Anne, May 3, 2022

Premiere of The Thin Tweed Line at the Jenkins Hall Black Box Theater

Emmalyne Roper, “The Thin Tweed Line Preview,” The George-Anne, April 14, 2022

About the Author

Jack Simmons, author of 'Three Dashes Bitters'

A professor of philosophy, Jack Simmons specializes in metaphysical comedies with romantic twists.

He is the author of Three Dashes Bitters, a novel set in the city of New Orleans; the short story “The Painter’s Daughter” (The Southern Tablet, 2014); the plays A Tropical Affair (performed in 2013) and The Thin Tweed Line (performed in 2022); and the book Hydrology and Its Discontents: Contemplations on the Innate Paradoxes of Water Research (Springer, 2024).

He is also the editor of The 21st Century and Its Discontents (Lexington Books, 2020), an academic book on contemporary social norms.

He has published scholarly articles in journals such as Perspectives in Biology and Medicine, Film and Philosophy, the International Journal of Decision Ethics, and Techné: Journal of the Society for Philosophy and Technology.

He was born in California but has spent his adult years in the South. He attended Mandeville High School in Louisiana as well as Louisiana State University and Tulane University.

He lives in Savannah, Georgia, with his wife Katherine and is the proud father of Savannah, Mary, and Augustus.

Although teaching and research keep him busy, he still finds time to sail and enjoy a Sazerac cocktail (or two) in the evenings.

Books by Jack Simmons

Plays by Jack Simmons