Have had some requests for photos of Irma, the main character in Truck: A Love Story (audio version available here). Click on photos to enlarge.
“We plunge into love with a naïveté that ignores all prior humiliations. Thank goodness, I guess. Because we never learn, we reach for love again and again.” (Applies equally to hearts and old pickup trucks–and worked for me after 39 years.)
As a guy who wrote an entire book based on his mechanical ineptitude, I take inordinate joy in even the smallest garage-based victory. My plow truck has refused to move for about a week now. This morning I fixed the problem. I used only one tool: Postcript: In the interest of full disclosure, my exultant…View post
After my last snowplowing episode I bought chains. The good news? They work great (as the photo below indicates) (and thanks, patient local parts store guys who helped me order them). The bad news? They come in a rinky-dink plastic case with little plastic tabs that refuse to open in, umm, cold weather, effectively locking them…View post
Based on emails, comments, and underlines, this may be the most popular line I’ve ever composed: Seed catalogs are responsible for more unfulfilled fantasies than Enron and Playboy combined. – Perry, Michael, Truck: A Love Story