The author provides a number of stories that provide background and inspirations to his stories. Certain people that he meets are expanded into fictional characters. Also amusing are the stories where people assume that as a writer of secret agents he is adept at solving certain situations. Some even assume access to organizational help including references to "his people". The last major section on his father is poignant because the author realizes that while his father has violated the trust of a great many people he had supported him and provided a college education. Although many authors are not adept a reading, in this case it was particularly rewarding to hear the author himself read.