Roofing with a Naked Lady and Other Stories

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Funny, inspiring, and real, a book about America's students and their teachers.

Did you go to high school?

Did you want to go to high school?

Or, God forbid, did you ever teach high school?

Roofing with a Naked Lady is for you-perhaps it's about you.

During 30 years of teaching, Fred Anderson has found himself in hilarious, serious, and ...

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Overview

Funny, inspiring, and real, a book about America's students and their teachers.

Did you go to high school?

Did you want to go to high school?

Or, God forbid, did you ever teach high school?

Roofing with a Naked Lady is for you-perhaps it's about you.

During 30 years of teaching, Fred Anderson has found himself in hilarious, serious, and sometimes dangerous situations. In this collection of sometimes amazing but always true stories, Fred battles a falling barn, an army of cockroaches, an undercover superintendent, and teenagers wielding assorted powertools-and weapons.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780595188635
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/1/2001
  • Pages: 216
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.04 (h) x 0.57 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword xi
Preface xv
Acknowledgments xvii
In Memory xix
Introduction xxi
Locked in 1
The Jerk 6
The Jaguar Mark VII 8
Please Excuse Fred, He is Late to Work 12
Jackie 13
Barry And I Size Each Other up 16
The Vagabond Lounge 19
Willie Williams And the Roachy Radio 20
Roasting Sparrows O'ER an Open Fire 22
Snow Shoes 24
The Red Streak 31
Dad's Short Finger 35
Chris Cross 37
The UPS And Downs of Vandalism 38
Jokes And Jokers 40
Jesse James had A Plate in His Head 48
An Eye for An Eye 51
Messin' With My Bird 53
Blood on the Wall 55
Is That You, Mr. Anderson? 57
The Broken Building 58
Jim Krygier And the Vampire Stakes 64
Robin Chapman Changes Her Name to Prudence 67
I Meet Captain Dynamite 69
Continuing Education 72
Jim's Car 74
Unstealing the Bicycle 75
The Hit or Miss 78
Roofing With A Naked Lady 83
The Broken Cadillac 85
The Electric Door 86
Counseling Raymond 87
History, Artefacts, And the Underwear Tree 91
The Drive Through the School: Education to Go 95
The Santa Claus Man 97
Consumer Education 101
The Little Bomber Boy 102
The Kid Who Knew it All 105
Art's Kennels 107
Don't Cut Off Your Fingers And Other Practical Rules 109
Dog Stories 112
Cooking With Joan And Nan 117
Cooking With Fred 119
Been There, Done That 120
Clock 123
Justice 125
The Bird Trap 127
Meet the Family 129
Don't Touch Me With That Thing 133
Questions And Answers 135
The Time Traveler 137
The Lone Ranger 139
When Will Winter be Over 141
Dr. Larry Mazin Gives Me Permission to Change My Life 143
The Chute-Less Jump 150
The Idiot 151
The Pop Machine Suicide Attempt 152
Bradoos Mahdoos Whadoos 154
The Solution 157
The Dear Deer Head 158
Wrong Car--Right Car 160
Early Birds 161
Show And Tell 163
Charlie One, Two, And Three 164
The Limbo Door 166
Steve And Tom's List 168
The Bad Penny 170
The Invisible Teacher 171
Bobby's Baby 174
Mothers And Their Sons 176
Nan Meets Her New Class 180
Voice From the Past 182
Five Short Chapters About Roger Commings 183
Tuesday, A Slow Day for Drew 184
I Close the School 185
The Fugitive 188
The Smoke Lodge 191
Genderbenderelia Goes to the Ball 192
Old Man at the Door 193
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