How to Keep your Volkswagen Alive: A Manual of Step by Step Procedures for the Compleat IdiotJanuary 01, 1997
I remember the day I received "How to Keep your Volkswagen Alive: A Manual of Step by Step Procedures for the Compleat Idiot" by John Muir (and yes, it really is spelled "compleat!"). I was 16 years old and browsing around the local BAP in the books section while my dad was talking with the salesman about getting a new long block engine for my 70 beetle. Initially I was attracted to the cartoon on the cover, so I picked it up and started flipping through it. I quickly realized this was my kind of book... because it was aimed at the complete idiot! The cartoon drawings throughout the book were eye-catching and I loved the author's sarcastic undertone and snide jokes throughout.