Follow along as the author searches for the funniest word in the English language. Be there when he is offered a job by Chicago Syndicate Boss Sam Giancana. Discover his plan for getting Pete Rose into the Hall of Fame. Read about his joke writing experiences involving Bob Hope, about why he loves golf but never plays, and about how he came within minutes of joining the Army Secret Service. Written with a sense of mischief and fun these 28 essays are usually humorous, sometimes bizarre, invariably informative, and always entertaining. Personal experiences are a springboard for discussions on a wide variety of topics including gambling, violence, sports, UFOs, intelligent crows, and the meaning (?) of life. In 2002, Mengelings book on Ray Bradbury, Red Planet, Flaming Phoenix, Green Town, was published by AuthorHouse.