READY TO LAUGH? Li'l Davy is a pisser right out of the chute. The only offspring of well-intentioned, alcoholic Republicans, he runs a childhood gantlet of sadistic relatives, beating off predatory females, and romping through his teen years as a precocious, stealth-bombing righter of wrongs. Davy delays responsibility as a carefree traveling musician until, literally pricked by love, he succumbs to matrimony, parenthood, and a mundane thirty-three-year career selling life insurance, including a lengthy exile as a reluctant Rotarian. Beneath the calm exterior of this suffering conformist beats the heart of a rebel, as grown-up Davy tilts quixotically at windmills of political correctness, governmental insanity, and aging with disarming candor, using his weapons of choice - sarcastic wit and bizarre humor. THEY SHOOT GEEZERS, DON'T THEY? is much more than an autobiography. It runs the full gamut of emotions. You will find yourself laughing out loud one minute and crying the next. Like your mama always said when passing you the bowl of disgusting green stuff: Try it. You'll like it.
David Carl Mielke lives just outside of Mount Dora, Florida at One Mielke Way, home of one diabetic grandpa, one sweet grandma, two candy-assed dogs and one sour puss (recently deceased). In addition to visits from family and friends, who come for snickers and snacks and such, he whiles away the remaining years with his hobbies and his naps. Strapping on a suicide word processor, he occasionally commits jihad on the English language, hoping to earn his seventy-two virgins-not that he would know what to do with seventy-two virgins...actually, the thought scares the hell out of him.