And Lead Us Not
A comic novel about Wally Zeringue, a high school dropout who becomes President of the United States.
This latest work from David Pierson is about Wally Zeringue, a rags-to-riches high school dropout who ascends, surprisingly, accidentally, to the highest office in the land.
There is a problem, however. Wally Zeringue has enemies in low places. One in particular is Dan Bitterman, a former classmate who is now a reporter for the President’s hometown weekly newspaper. Using secret informants, Dan uncovers dirt on the new President.
As our businessman-turned-President implements radical changes in the way the country conducts its business, the nation’s intelligentsia (following the lead of Dan Bitterman) join in for the kill. . . read more
Meet David – Author, Original Thinker
David is the author of two popular books, Bayou Da Vinci and, most recently, And Lead Us Not. A Louisiana native, Mr. Pierson labored for many years as a newspaper reporter and magazine editor before returning to the classroom as a high school English teacher.
An experienced public speaker who has been interviewed countless times on television, radio and in print — he prefers being “on stage” every day in the classroom, telling stories to his students.
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Author David Pierson offers listeners a humorous glimpse into the many minds of his imaginary friends. He and they touch on everything from Shakespeare to Dr. Seuss, from education, politics, and culture to religion. Listen here to a funny, insightful original thinker. New episodes are available to stream or download via these and other podcast apps every Tuesday and Thursday.
The Latest From David
“My Yesterdays” are true stories — my true stories. Most of them are humorous but some are deeply moving. The second category, “For Your Consideration,” will highlight interesting items that will have people at the office water cooler talking about something other than politics and football. My third category, “Ruminations,” will introduce original ideas and theories.
With my title — “Jesus Lied” — many Christians will probably presume this is yet another attack on their religious beliefs, while non-Christians will think this affirms what they already believe — that Jesus, if there…
When I was in high school, I knew a boy who went by the nickname “Bwana” because he loved outdoor critters. He used to keep a pet snake, and every morning some of us boys would…
When a company tries to sell at full price, a diluted version of its own product customers tend to react strongly. Sometimes even petitioning their elected representatives to exert regulatory pressure on the company.
This is, I guess, a confession of sorts about the role I played in last century’s video game fad. The years in question were 1978-1981.
Did you know it was Galileo (1564-1642) who first figured out the percentages for each roll of the dice?
Bleach. The smell of bleach and pine. A lot of what I do in the classroom, when it’s not grammar, when it’s not composition, is intuitive.
People spend most of their waking moments staring at their boxes. That is, their TV’s, and when they venture forth, they fixed their eyes and even smaller rectangular boxes. Their electronic devices.
Did you know George Washington was born on February 11, 1732, and February 22, 1732?
There’s more to “Green Eggs and Ham” than is dreamt of in your philosophy.