Coming of age stories don’t have to be all teenage angst, they can be fun-filled adventures. 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 second book, ‘School Days’ shows Rick in the first semester of the ninth grade. Using the lessons learned on the road Rick makes a serious start on being an excellent student.
He still has to navigate the pitfalls of the Homecoming Dance, Sadie Hawkin’s day, and other dangers encountered with the fair sex. His thoughts of being a football star go but he finds out that chasing a little white ball around a field can be fun and that being a hero is not all it is cracked up to be.
This tongue in cheek saga is all true, give or take a lie or two.