introduction biography

Mike Westphal, a science and math whiz, dropped out
of college to become a dishwasher, a day laborer, and
finally acquired a trade as a carpenter. Along the way,
he learned many unfortunate truths, chiefly about women.
Nevertheless, he retains a trusting and sunny outlook. He
currently owns a bar in Texas.
 'Westphal' is a nom-de-plume.