What I Learned in Life from Exposure to Lead Paint by Stan Barnes
This book is a collection of amazing and incredible short stories and adventures that happened to me as a young child. I had tons of close calls during those early days of my life. It makes me wonder how I lived through them. From doing a complete 360 degree summersault in the air with my English racer bicycle; to building a large dam out of sand (which failed miserably); to shooting one of my best buddies in the head with a dart gun, barely missing his eye; I experienced one adventure after another. I became an accident waiting to happen. My Mom used to tell everyone that, "If it is going to happen, it is going to happen to my Stanley", and she was so right.
I was not a mean or malicios child, just an overly active and mischievous one. After many years of telling and retelling these adventures to my wife, friends, children, grandchildren and great grandchild, I have recorded them for posterity and for all to enjoy.
"Stan's Mark Twain-like writing style, as he recalls childhood scrapes and adolescent mishaps is both humorous and entertaining. This is great material for a standup comedian." Beverly Ohlmann - National Advertising Manager - Retired - Booth Mewsparers
"I started dating Stan Barnes when he was 16 years old. I met his entire family including his parents, two sisters, all of his cousins, aunts, uncles and grandmothers (both grandfathers had passed away by then). They all told me the same true stories about Stan as a child. He was most definitely a handful!"Judy Barnes - Married to the author for over 52 years.