In the no-holds-barred "Florida writer" tradition, Jack Saunders writes stories about his efforts to bring culture to IBM during the early days of the PC. He writes about publishing, academia and the military in a James Jones spirit of integrity. He writes about the South, cooking, and his life. All at the same time. In folk vernacular with local color that won't quit. It's all about someone trying to do their best in the modern world, to write honestly: it's harder than you think! Give it a try and see where it gets you, is one of his motifs. Each book is a slice of a larger multi-genre ouevre, with letters, memoirs, poetry and cultural, music, movie and literary criticism all playing off each other. In the end, though, "it's just stories." It's an acquired taste; it's musical; it's jazz and the blues. In the spirit of Whitman, Melville, Faulkner, Kerouac, Miller, Algren, Thompson, Bukowski, John D. MacDonald, Willeford, Burke, Hiiassen and Howard Finster. If you like them and want to go a little further, try Jack. As he says, the cracker spirit lives and a country boy will make do. Except for some famous and not-so-famous insiders, he is entirely undiscovered.