I Only Flunk My Brightest Students: stories from school and real life is a collection of more than 100 stories -- mostly short and funny, one long and serious and funny and shocking.
They deal with my early childhood, my time in public school and college, and while working in advertising, telecommunications, journalism, and as an amateur attorney. Culture clash is a frequent theme. So is food. And phoniness. There's lots of sex, drugs and rock & roll. Even the sex and drug stories are funny. There are four murders.
The main title is a quote from one of my teachers. She was nuts.
Here are some comments from readers:
“I loved the 3-way sex scene. It seemed familiar. Was I there?”
“You’re a great story teller. I laughed my ass off.”
“I knew the lesbian painter. She was a lousy painter but an excellent lesbian. When does the movie come out?”
“You remember everything. I'm glad you didn't see me doing anything illegal or stupid.”
“Obviously your typing class accomplished something useful. You almost made me pee in my pants. Very, very funny.”
“I didn’t realize what an a-hole I was back then. If this book wasn’t so funny, I’d probably sue you for libel. I'll settle for an autographed copy.”
The 308-page illustrated book has a list price of $19.95 and is discounted at Amazon.com, but if you get a new Amazon credit card, you'll get a $30 certificate which is enough to pay for the book and shipping, and leave a few bucks to buy something else.