Looking for a funny book? Well, you found it! This is funniest book you will ever read!
Action, Adventure, Entertainment, and Laughter: What more could you want?
The Misadventures of Russell Quigley is a collection of hilarious sea stories woven into the fabric of Russell's life as a navy photographer. It will remind you of, "No Time For Time for Sergeants" and "Mr. Roberts."
Russell Quigley was born afraid. He spent a lot of time hiding out behind the garage to avoid his father's explosive temper. Russell tried to please his father, but seldom got it right. He was rewarded with a lightning fast slap on the side of his head. He learned to follow the rules. And, if he has to follow the rules, you have to too.
After an epic battle with a school bully, Russell became a bit of a paradox. He was still afraid, but he would stand up to anyone. Russell developed a sharp tongue and achieved a black belt in verbal karate.
Warrant Officer Butz put it this way: "Quigley, you are the most arrogant, condescending, self-righteous bastard I ever met." You would not expect Russell to have any friends, but he was the champion of the underdog and the leader of the ne'er-do-wells.
He had his first captain's masts before leaving boot camp, he had two more at Airman Prep School, and then on to photo school where he prayed that the Navy didn't have a limit.
Russell had a captain's mast at Treasure Island, a stop-over on his way to Barbers Point, Hawaii, his first duty station. He accidentally set the barracks on fire. He didn't mean to. You see, well, there really isn't enough space here to explain; anyway, it's in the book.
Caught in an FBI sting
When the FBI arrested Quigley, he was sure he would spend serious time in the brig, But Chief Buckly came to his rescue. It was Quigley's first day on the job; Chief Buckly didn't really know Quigley yet.
Russell was told when he checked in to the Naval Photographic Center that he was on report for stealing a high altitude flight suit. It took six months to clear it up; meanwhile, he was treated like dirt. But then, he was always treated like dirt. Something about his people skills.
The Funniest Story in the Book
Many readers have told me that "Fat Pat" is the funniest story in the book. Fat pat hated the Navy and wanted out. She was trying to get a morals discharge. Remember, this was the fifties: A man wasn't a man unless he could brag about his conquests, but a woman was eligible for a morals discharge if she had sex with two men in the same century.
It is not surprising that Russell had 12 captain's masts and a hearing for a summary court martial in his first four years. What is surprising is that after a few years as a civilian, he came back for more.
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About the Author
He attended Basic Photography School in 1954, Advanced Photography in 1966, Photographic Statistical and Chemical Quality Control School in 1970, Motion Picture School in 1977, Photographic Equipment Repair School in 1978, and the Robin Perry Creative Color Workshop in 1985. His favorite medal is the Humanitarian Medal, which he earned during the evacuation of Saigon.
He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Occupational Education with an emphasis in photography from Southern Illinois University just before he retired from the Navy. He used the "G.I. Bill" to obtain a Master's in Vocational Education, and went to work for the Chief of Naval Education and Training as an Instructional Systems Specialist. For the next fifteen years, he developed Training Task Inventories, monitored contracts for computer-based training, and assisted chief and senior chief petty officers in developing nonresident training courses. Mr. Griffiths says it was a privilege to work with men and women of their caliber.
Mr. Griffiths says his stories were easy to write because they were inspired by true events. He believes his stories ended in 1977 when he met and married Perla Lumawig Mogol, who promptly put out the fires and calmly went about the business of teaching him how to forgive, how to love, and how to put first things first.