The stories in this book are inspired by people and events that have brushed against the author. Rich has labels this work as fiction, but claims the authenticity of each chapter ranges from 90% to 100% in accuracy. Although in some instances names have been changed, the characters live or have lived and are not his original creation.
Each chapter is told in two parts. The first parts are told mostly as stories, while the trailers are reflections that offer the reader an opportunity to a backstage view behind Rich’s introspections. The music lyrics that introduce each chapter serve as a linkage between the verse of the chapter and the inspiration of the author.