Coming of age stories don’t have to be all teenage angst, they can be fun-filled adventures that become more serious with age. With humor, we follow a young man’s coming of age in the late 1950s. Starting in the summer before his freshman year it follows him through high school and beyond. He finds wealth as an inventor and fame in Hollywood as he searches for a girlfriend. Wealth and fame prove far easier than girls.
The Fourteenth Book has Rick exploring both Australia and Space.
Danger, fame and fortune, and adventure seem to be his lot in life. A girl friend, not so much. His actions have caused a change in history as we know it. His decision to start a cattle station in Australia has far reaching consequences. Computer breakthroughs continue. The space division gets ready to journey to the moon.
This tongue-in-cheek saga is all true, give or take a lie or two.