Humor-Mike Ball

Mike 3Banjos, Boats and Butt Dialing is the third installment in Mike Ball’s What I’ve Learned… So Far series of books. In it the Erma Bombeck Award-winning humorist grapples with topics ranging from becoming a grandfather, to rabbit hunting, to the Zen of a middle-aged guy trying to cope with cleavage.

The book is a compilation of 74 entries from Mike’s nationally-syndicated column, What I’ve Learned… So Far. His homespun wit, sharp sense of humor, and ability to connect with readers on an emotional level have been compared to Mark Twain, Erma Bombeck, Robert Benchley, and Ernie Pyle.

298 pp


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Cover_final_150“I owe this book, and all the years of the weekly What I’ve Learned So Far… columns to:

- My family, especially my wife Nancy and son Patrick, who not only have to live with me, they have had to put up with me telling the world about nearly everything they do.

- Scott Lorenz, my publicist, strategic brain trust, and the best friend I could ever hope to have.

- My dear mate Tom Pulling, who not only helped with the visual design for the book, he is the infamous “Tom” of various adventures you’ll find scattered throughout these pages.

- My old friend Riccardo Capraro, who did the cover illustration for this book, and who just might be the most talented artist on the planet.

- My Editor and friend, Yvonne Lorenz, who has infinite patience with me and who somehow knows that “principle” is dierent than “principal.” Huh!

- And to all my readers, who have constantly been willing to write in and remind me that I am well and truly a world-class Dork. “–Mike Ball


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