As a child, Nathan Graham was convinced he would one day lead a worry-free existence filled with independence and acclaim. Unfortunately for him, his goals have yet to be realized. In his collection of humorous essays, Graham shares stories from a life paved with weird and quirky characters, including suicidal survivalists; hollow celebrity look-alikes; meandering men of God; and hapless, blathering fools.
Graham begins with the story of his first whippin' at age five, when he was lured into the sinful experience of climbing a tree all for the sake of securing a few immoral licks of a peppermint candy cane. With a fresh and only slightly jaded voice, Graham shares an unforgettable, amusing glimpse into a unique coming-of-age journey, in which he quickly learned compassion, consolation, manners, card tricks, retribution, and how to foxtrot. But it is only after deep reflection that he realizes the biggest lesson of all: Tolerance.
The Heartbreak of Conversation and Why Men Should Never Wear Pretty Stockings offers one man's laugh-out-loud reflections as he discovers the real keys to success: A clear conscience, a healthy demeanor, and the willingness to always look at the funny side of life.