My mother called me today. She just got her copy of my book. She resented having to pay full price, but I said, “Hey, if I make an exception for you…EVERYBODY’S going to want it for free!”

Actually, it was rather sweet and emotional. I could have sworn I had told her before that I had dedicated it to her. Well, I did; she said she wasn’t aware of it, and, well, you know how mothers can get.

She says she’s been reading my blog daily. Hi Mom! She also thought I was making up Walter the Dog. Unfortunately, I’m not.

DO NOT BUY THIS BOOK! Now, I mean it! He’s beating the stuffing out of me in sales and I will not just stand by and let such a thing happen. If you must buy another book, buy this one:

Excellent book. Great writer. No messy dogs.