Not Exactly Rocket Scientists
In this episode, we meet Bud Schill, co-author of Not Exactly Rocket Scientists and other Stories.The late Pat Conroy said it is a “great book about friendship, growing up in the fifties, and a lost America that will never come again.”
Bud reads several stories about “boys being boys” in the era of his youth. He describes the period in the lead story this way: “As a kid in the 1950s, I always figured the first person on the moon would be Alice Kramden. Her TV husband, Ralph (Jackie Gleason), began threatening to send her there in 1956. Of course, he never did. But 13 years later, on the day my first child was born, July 20, 1969, the United States put a man up there. A lot of stuff happened in between.”
Charlotte Readers Podcast is sponsored by Charlotte Mecklenburg Library.