This is a book about Joe's life. He grew up in a small town, by the water tower. For fun, he used to duel other kids with a mighty sword made from a stolen car's antenna. This book is a wild ride, touching different occurrences and places. His childhood love of astronomy is replaced with new “grown up” admirations that almost kill him. His buddy “Big D” uses powerful spells on his girlfriend to prove his love. Joe reveals Albert Einstein's real occupation during a family trip. His wife Mitzi does a Harley Davidson ad, while Joe learns to talk to chipmunks. Then, when things couldn't possibly get any weirder, Joe meets Kim Basinger and teaches his friend Jane how to cook spaghetti. A Cup of Joe is rude, sentimental, and compulsively readable. This collection of crazy short stories and poems will tug at your emotions.