Excerpts – CHAPTER 7: Manly Rules for Naming Man’s Best Friend

Presidents are notorious for giving their dogs politically correct names (See: Bill Clinton re: Buddy or Gerald Ford re: Liberty). Lyndon Johnson even had a pair of beagles he simply named Him and Her. But our manliest president, Teddy Roosevelt, would have none of that. Not only does he have a dog breed named after him (the Teddy Roosevelt Terrier) he is also responsible for …

Excerpts – CHAPTER 8: On Where to Live OR I Hate Winter and I Want to Move to Southern California or South Florida, but I Can’t Decide Which

What an incredible dilemma! I spent six years living in Southern California and now I live in South Florida. I am the perfect person to answer this! First off, picking the wrong place to live can literally suck years off your life. Between the stress of moving, finding a new place, finding a new job, meeting new friends, learning your new area, and then discovering …

Excerpts – CHAPTER 1: On Naming Your Child OR There’s No Need for Eight Girls Named Emma in One Kindergarten Class

With the average life expectancy in the United States pushing 80 years, picking the wrong name for your kid could turn out to be an eight-decade mistake. Think about that. In eighty years you’ll be dead; the house you lived in, the cars you drove, the clothes you wore will probably all be recycled, rebuilt or destroyed; but your son, who is now living in …

Author Q&A

Why is the Three Dollar Scholar sold for $2.99? First and foremost, the Two Dollars and Ninety Nine Cent Scholar doesn’t roll off the tongue as well as the Three Dollar Scholar. Second and aftmost, I thought it would be nice to give an instant 1 penny discount on the book. If, for some reason, this is keeping you up at night, you can either …