Volume 1 and 2 now available for download!
Volume 1: Home
ADHD before ADHD, at home. Amidst the perceived malaise of the mid to late 1970's lied hidden chaos in the homes piloted by the last of the stay-at-home-moms. Nestled in the less than triving metropoli of Hartford, Wausau, Waupaca and Sturgeon Bay lied an average looking family with a trio of children with an activity level which was not so average.
In this volume, the roots of the disorder are examined, the art of antagonism is explored, and stories abound from the chaos as three small kids overwhelm a young mother and exploit it for comical gain. Also examined are the family's penchant for moving, antagonizing a long list of socially derilect relatives and tourists, and a rebellion against the family's strict Quaker upbringing.
Volume 2: School
School reads like a self-written psych report, detailing chronic underachievement, perpetual inattention and endless tales of teacher torment. Focusing on school-based stories of inattention and calculated defiance, expect the unexpected in this laugh-out-loud summary of school in the 1980’s. Along the way, lockers are violated, field trips go bad, languages are mangled, teachers are pranked and unspeakable stunts are pulled with apples and squirrels.
Volume 3: Play
Random acts of mindlessness and mayhem go from the classroom to the open air of Wisconsin's boredom-plagued small towns. Volume 3 looks at issues of peer related playtime issues, from innocent early years to the swerving path of inebriation in the years leading up to the beauty of age 21. Prank phone calls are escalated and taken to new lows, fecal matter is detonated in multiple arenas, sperical objects of many origins are thrown without regard, a circus bus is stolen and parties had, all in the twisted confines of Volume 3.
Volume 4: Work
Quoting the author, "this series better make it, because after Volume 4 is released, I may not ever be hired again."
There's wisdom in that sentiment.
Volume 4 tackles the complexities of handling the boredom at jobs that are not complex. For whatever boredom was sacrificed at the altar of unknown ADHD in school, earning a paycheck would do little to appease the stifling boredom presented by menial jobs. As with school, time stagnation was met with instigation: of coworkers, customers, supervisors and society as a whole. The punch clock follies include creative drinking on the job, an unfortunate incident involving a well endowed man of dough, a war of sorts with a coworker's lunch pail and an ignominious violation of a waffle cone that may deter you from ever enjoying a frozen confection in its crispy shells ever again. Laughs are high but productivity low in the fourth installment of the series.