HE TOLD HIS KIDS WHEN TO FOLLOW THE ADVICE OF A MURDEROUS DRUG LORD...
The $20,000 T-Shirt is a long advice letter from a loving father to his children, a roadmap of sorts on how to navigate this wild and weird world. It’s the book Devon Weaver needed from his dad but never received; unfortunately, his pops took all his stories and wisdom with him to the grave.
A fresh, moving, and entertaining journey, at times laugh-out-loud funny but never finger waggy, this coming-of-age tale documents one parent’s quest to overcome the palpable regret of not knowing his own father. In this insightful, emotional roller coaster ride, he learns we aren’t bound to the past or doomed to repeat our parents mistakes. We can come up with brand new blunders for our kids to avoid!
Overflowing with gritty honesty, humorous storytelling, and impactful life lessons, The $20,000 T-Shirt is the relatable truth and insight that every teenager desperately craves, but rarely receives from adults. This dad isn’t afraid to share his wins and many losses with his children in hopes their lives will greatly exceed his.
|Publisher:||Eighty Orchard Publishing, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.72(d)|
About the Author
When not writing advice for his kids, he is the founder and principal of Eighty Orchard Publishing and Tree Stories, a service teaching other parents how to live forever by writing their own life story.
He lives (and hides from the sun) outside of Charlotte, NC, with his wife, two kids, and his golden retriever, Max.
He invites readers to visit his website, devonispale.com, or follow him on the socials (devonispale on facebook, twitter, and instagram).
Table of Contents
Before You Dive In, Read This
Act 1: The Go-Kart (The Early Years)
Who Was Charlie Weaver?
Sunken Blue Real Estate
Coming Home Commando
Hide the Evidence
The First Time I Saw My Dad Cry
The Spaghetti Incident
Dark Glasses and a Tight Beard
The Hungry Donkey
Chickity-Check Yo Self
Forgiving David Isaac
Adults Are Clueless
The Concept of Enough
Use Your Turn Signal
Wiffleball, Potato Guns, and Popsicles
Act 2: The Eagle Talon (The Stupid Years)
My First Pair
That Hideous Blue Sweater
The Taco Bell Pay Phone
Have You Ever Seen a Sad Person on a WaveRunner?
The Day I Stood Up to My Dad
The $20,000 T-Shirt
Be the Crocodile
How You Do Anything…
The DMV Can Be Fun
The Joy of Low Expectations
The Small Wins Add Up
Courtney and Devon: The Early Years
Act 3: The Minivan (The “Adult” Years)
Don’t Seek Happiness
Balance Your Passions
Envy is a GREAT thing
Always Have a Plan B
Life is Gray
Own Your Labor
The 30-Year Test
The Panda Project
Tall, Pale, and Okay Looking
Seize the Day
Never Trust a Big Butt and a Smile
The Walmart Champion of the World
How to be Parent of the Year (Like Me)
4:30 AM Changed My Life
Hunt Antelopes, Not Mice
The End of the Road
Can I Ask You for a GIANT Favor?
Create Your Own Book