Pie in the Sky traces the path of the quirky autumn competition that started as a backyard challenge in Sussex County, Delaware more than 20 years ago. The annual fall fling is now a major tourist attraction that draws more than a hundred teams and tens of thousands of spectators from other states and countries to a field in normally Slower, Lower Delaware. Kotowski intertwines historical research with contemporary interviews with several chunkers, including most of the six men who first lined up hastily built variants of catapults and slingshots to see who could launch a pumpkin the farthest. The result is a highly illustrated book--with many heretofore-unpublished photographs -- that clears the air of myths, misinformation and misperceptions and follows punkin chunkin's spread to other states and nations. Pie in the Sky is not only informative and entertaining, but also has several pages for readers to keep their own records and to get autographs from their favorite teams. The 144-page book follows punkin chunkin's growth from just a quest for bragging rights into a major philanthropic organization.