Consider these universal truths:
- Herth's Law. He who turns the other cheek too far gets it in the neck.
- Allen's Formula. If you want to be a success in life, just show up 80 percent of the time.
- Lowrey's Law. If it jams. . . force it. If it breaks, it needed replacing anyway.
- Carvlin's Commentary. In marriage, a warm heart seldom compensates for cold hands.
With a wise and witty range of personal policies and time-tested truisms, The Official Rules of Life will entertain, illuminate, and remind you that homespun advice is often the best you can get.
About the Author
Paul Dickson has written eight bat and ball books (one on softball, seven on baseball) and is working on the third edition of his Dickson Baseball Dictionary, as well as a new work, The Unwritten Rules of Baseball. He also writes narrative 20th century American history and compiles word books. He lives in Garrett Park, Maryland, with his wife, Nancy.