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Old 12-23-2012, 05:13 PM   #1
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The Gold Plated Porsche - How I Sank a Small Fortune into a Used Car

My wife bought me a book for my birthday a few days ago titled "The Gold Plated Porsche - How I Sank a Small Fortune into a Used Car and Other Misadventures".

I wonder if she's trying to send me a message?

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Old 12-23-2012, 05:51 PM   #2
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After I get over the hump of letting her know that I bought a Porsche, I will make sure that she never learns of this book...
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Old 12-23-2012, 06:41 PM   #3
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I read the book and it is a riot! I later talked with the author and he now drives a Boxster.
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Old 12-23-2012, 08:20 PM   #4
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I could have authored hat book...
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Old 12-23-2012, 08:37 PM   #5
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When I was 18, my Dad put a stop to my plans for buying a 1959 Convertible D for $1800. He said I could buy it, but I couldn't park it at our house. Porsche 356 Convertible D

His reasoning was that if I bought the car, I would fool around with the car instead of studying. Although he was probably right, I remind him that proceeds from selling the car today would put my daughter through college.

When I heard the Gold-Plated Porsche, I bought it for him as a Christmas present.
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Old 12-28-2012, 10:29 AM   #6
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Stephan Wilkinson was my wife's client at the publisher - I spoke with him on the phone a couple of times about the book. Nice guy.

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