Dinner with W.T.: The Cybermouth Chroniclesby Rick Baber
Rick Baber serves up a mixture of stories and poems guaranteed to satisfy anyone hungry for homespun humor and charm. While his wife, Becky (who did not drop the baby off the Maytag), frequently refers to him as a "redneck," Rick appears to be more a misplaced renaissance man. Writer, musician, insurance adjuster, field soils god – he leads us into the mundane… See more details below
Rick Baber serves up a mixture of stories and poems guaranteed to satisfy anyone hungry for homespun humor and charm. While his wife, Becky (who did not drop the baby off the Maytag), frequently refers to him as a "redneck," Rick appears to be more a misplaced renaissance man. Writer, musician, insurance adjuster, field soils god – he leads us into the mundane world of drive-ins, marriage, unemployment, bill collectors and "regular food at as cheap a price as possible" and turns it into a hilarious adventure.
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How'd we get here?
Did you ever travel in the car with your parents when you were kids? Did you ever go to sleep out of sheer boredom soon after you got in the car and not wake up until you got to grandma's house?
It might have been a beautiful Saturday, but you didn't want to be stuck in the car; so you went to sleep and missed the ride. Just think of the things you might have been able to see if you'd been paying attention.
I'm 46 years old as I write this. And that's how I feel about life--I wish I would have paid more attention.
There are only a few of the millions of things that happened to me that I really even noticed. To many people these little things may not seem that significant, but, when that's all you've got, that's what you write about. Nothing here about my campaign for the Presidency, or how I led my troops to victory over Nazi oppression; nothing about my first steps on the moon. Just ordinary stuff that happens to ordinary people. But hopefully, this is what ordinary people can relate to.
When signing up for an Internet WEB site for which I used to write (I was expelled and banned, along with many of my peers for questioning the authority of the editors), I was asked the question ?What do you write about?" Until then, I'd never really given it much thought. But, having to put something down, I believe I coined my answer:--I write about my life, because if I don?t, it really was wasted."
That'd be a damn shame, wouldn't it?
So, you kids at home, try to remember this. Next time you're at an all-you-can-eat food bar and Ruth Ann's Hacking In The Breadbox, take notes. That may be the biggest thing that ever happens to you.
Meet the Author
A student of the great philosophers – Gallagher, Lettermen, Seinfeld – Rick Baber has developed his own unique perspective on the world. Utilizing the penchant for writing he discovered at a very young age, he shares that perspective with us in the form of down-to-earth, simply told, yet often bizarre storytelling. Having begun his public writing career as an editorialist for his high school paper, Rick still offers many social commentaries in his work.
At home in northwest Arkansas, the “thinking man's redneck” makes his living as a photographer and part time Insurance Adjuster. And substantial freeloading off his hard-working wife. Many of his stories involve his family and friends – in a fictitious way, of course.
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