DR. MEL'S MESSAGE - From my novels to my other projects, no telling what you will read. This is the only place you will get to read about how I developed a screenplay into a novel and what is the driving force. I will talk about many things from films to books to acting to producing. It really will depend on where my mind takes me. I hope you will join me on this journey.
A self-described nerd, the author truly captures the essence of storytelling with wit, optimism, and a fine eye for observational narration. You will surely laugh at the hilarious and often absurd events in this very personal memoir!
From his first prank played on an unsuspecting ice delivery man when five years old to causing a commotion when he chose the wrong door at his doctor’s office, Mancini’s escapades will undoubtedly entertain you.
You’ll learn why the author’s high school experience improved significantly when he received a master key that unlocked every door at school and why he thinks he may be responsible for students everywhere carrying backpacks today.
You may ask yourself what your boss would think if you took their spouse to Vegas for New Year’s Eve and if you accept the author’s proof that all babies look alike.
You’ll also laugh at his helpful hints to prepare for a colonoscopy and will be amused to learn how a six-year-old girl was shipped alive by Parcel Post.
Share the author’s memories of growing up in the ’50s, spending formative years as a missionary in Japan, and learning many life lessons in Las Vegas.
In these tense times of uncertainty and political division, this remarkable book is just what the doctor ordered! The author has created an appealing book that is sure to resonate with a broad swath of readers, even if stories are intensely personal.
Hank Mancini retired in 2017, having written technical articles on such captivating subjects as medical cables and connectors for more than a decade. To broaden the appeal of his writing, he spent two years authoring his first novel, "The Cat That Ate a Thousand Bananas."
“Memoir of a Nerd” is his second book, an expanded and re-written version of the first.
Hank and his wife Teresa have been married 22 years and share six grown children. They live in Huntington Beach, California.