An advance on your first paycheck? REALLY?

How can a person ask for an advance on their first paycheck?  That is precisely the dilemma Wendell Arnold faces on page 50 of his autobiography, FROM THE COTTON PATCH TO Ph.D., GOD’S MANAGEMENT OF MAN THROUGH THE EYES OF A SCIENTIST.  Wendell starts his first job, fresh out of college, with Lilly in Indianapolis.  Some of you who know Wendell will probably be surprised to learn that he and Carolyn and their two boys lived in Indianapolis in the sixties, before their third child, the adorable baby of the family, was born.

Yeah, their first stint in Indy is something to read about alright!  Wendell gets his first physical, what a riot!  The story takes an emotional turn as life throws a punch, but as the seasons pass and routines fall into place, normalcy returns.  Then, Wendell has the opportunity to become a “Fellow” and the twists and turns take him out of the country.  All this, and more, in the same chapter!  It is a wonderful read, full of action and adventure.

You can order your signed copy of FROM THE COTTON PATCH TO Ph.D., GOD’S MANAGEMENT OF MAN THROUGH THE EYES OF A SCIENTIST from  It is super easy and secure!  PayPal handles all of the online payments, or you can mail a check to Wendell along with your printed invoice (you will see directions when you order).  In addition to supporting the author, you will be getting your book signed when you order through!  Of course you can also order Wendell’s autobiography (that reads like a suspense novel) from,, as well as on the kindle, the nook, and google ebook.  But the only place you can get it signed is at

Even the locals who have asked me for a copy need to go to to place an order.   There are options where you do not have to pay for shipping and you can pay for the book when I bring it to you, but every single book that leaves my possession must be documented through that website for inventory and record keeping purposes.  And yes, it will be signed by Wendell and personalized.

We thank you for your support, regardless of where you order it!  We are confident that all persons alike will enjoy reading Wendell’s book, even those who do not enjoy reading.  Seriously, just ask my husband!


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