I had pointed out that he was experiencing the symptoms of a common affliction
among students — especially the better ones , the ones strongly motivated to do
well . “ Just relax a little , " I had advised him . “ Learn to play as hard as you work
Author: Jules R. DuBar
Publisher: Publishamerica Incorporated
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Never Piss Into the Wind is a series of vignettes from the life of a misfit who grew up mired in the Great Depression, for whom WWII became the gateway to a world as far removed from his childhood as Earth is from Mars. Along the way he encounters nearly the entire spectrum of society, from the underworld to the academe. He depicts episodes of childhood, growing up in a poverty-stricken, dysfunctional family, adventures in the life of a field geologist, and the frustrations of a disastrous marriage and life as a professor. Those who are fascinated by the stories of people who march to a different drummer will find entertainment, laughter, and tears in chapters such as aLittle Chicago Revisiteda (crime in the city), aOf Footballs and Teapotsa (two kinds of madness), aFace Off at Dawna (not your average golf tale), aOld Queens Never Diea (a rather unusual cousin) and aThe Loose Enda (an academic tragedy).