Excerpt: On Walt Disney, George Washington, Elvis, Bear Bryant and Jesus

MM-Kindle-LI-artFrom Chapter Three, The Buffet Promise:

“But Walt Disney isn’t a real person,” Dara protested. Cleary’s jaw dropped.

“You have got to be kidding me!” She flagged her father down in the crowd. “Dad!” Turning to her cousin, she said, “Tell my dad what you just said.”

Dara shrugged.  “Walt Disney isn’t a real person.”

Bill stared at her blankly for a moment, unwilling to believe what he had just heard. His mind raced, wondering what historical figures could be more slanderously maligned by such a statement and could only come up with three: George Washington, Coach Paul “Bear” Bryant and Elvis. For an instant, he was awash in guilt for not including Jesus in his top three. However, he justified the slight to himself by arguing that Jesus was too controversial, whereas the others were unassailable.

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