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 eighth book, ‘Oxford University,’ has Rick transitioning from being a tenth-grade high school student to entering Oxford University as an underclassman.
Fame, adventure, and even some danger keep coming his way as he moves to Oxford England to enter Trinity College at Oxford University. He is back and forth across the Atlantic as he takes his exams, and prepares for the US Open. Somehow his courtesy job as a Queen’s Messenger lands him in the Royal Air Force as a flight officer. How this ends up involving a French Actress and the Mona Lisa remains to be seen.
This tongue in cheek saga is all true, give or take a lie or two.