Fiction. Film. After being diagnosed with three months to live, 20 year old misfit Chaz Chase decides a road trip will help him find the meaning of life—and maybe apologize to certain people for being a jerk along the way. He adopts a dog as a traveling companion, but questions his own sanity when Max suddenly talks, claiming to be the reincarnation of a famous Hollywood director. Chaz meets many colorful characters along his journey, some bordering on hallucinogenic in the actions they perform, the wisdom they proclaim. And then comes Clitty, a pistol-packing femme fatale dreaming of Hollywood stardom. In the most important piece of the wisdom puzzle, Chaz falls in love. Together he and Clitty drive to Salton Sea where a reincarnated Max directs the final scene of Chaz's brief but quirky life.
As a morning disc jockey for more than 30 years, Al Kline wrote comedy every morning at a handful of radio stations all around the country. He's also written several stage plays, as well as a couple of dozen screenplays, several of which have been made into award winning short films. Al was also a commercial copywriter for a chain of radio stations and wrote a weekly humorous syndicated newspaper column for several years. JOURNEY THROUGH A LAND OF MINOR ANNOYANCES (Livingston Press, 2020) is his first book, and he hopes you have as much fun reading it as he had writing it. He recently completed a second book, a young adult fiction, and has begun work on a third. Al lives on the coast of Maine with his black lab Max, a very intelligent dog although Max doesn't talk.Author City: OCEAN PARK, ME USA