Ron Dickson's diverse career has included employment as a supply officer in the U.S. Navy, a data processing consultant, a general contractor, and work for a regional stock brokerage firm. He wrote this book to boost company morale while working for a large corporation during the 1980s. He received a B.A. in economics from Duke University and is a member of the Duke Alumni Association. A native of Shelby, North Carolina, Dickson spends his leisure time on his sailboat, which proudly flies the official MoonPie flag.
Sam C. Rawls, a recipient of the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, is an editorial cartoonist for Citizen Newspapers. A past president of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists, he has had his work published in Time, Newsweek, and U.S. News and World Report. He is the author and illustrator of The Redneck Instruction Book, published by Pelican.