This is a real "guys'" book as well as his last two books in this genre: "The Way It Was-Nostalgic Tales of Hotrods and Romance" and "The Badge-Stories and Tales from Both Sides of the Law." I believe a lot of Chuck's stories are semi-autobiographical history about the journey of a hot-rodding teenager through all kinds of trouble with the law into a long career as a Midwest LEO and a nationally well-known firearms expert. The signature message I got from the book was when the stern Sheriff took the rebellious teen in for a serious talk--and made the point that you either get along, adapt, or face a whole life of friction and unhappiness. The world doesn't adapt to you. Chuck relates the age-old story well.