Roger Welsch Books
About the Author:
Roger Welsch can best be described as a cross between Erma Bombeck and Dr. Ruth, except male and living in Nebraska with his wife and dogs. Before turning his talents to canine psychology, Roger was best known as "the fat guy in overalls" on CBS' Sunday Morning, where he offered up essays on rural and small-town life on the plains, and as an author of books of fiction and folk humor.
Many also know his as the fat guy with a fetish for old tractors, as an advocate for Native American interests, and as the second most prominent citizen of Dannebrog, Nebraska (population 352).
In addition to being a prolific author and a genuine television celebrity, Roger writes for dozens of publications, from Successful Farming to Reader's Digest.
1. From Tinkering to Torquing A Beginner's Guide to Tractors and Tools ( Hard Cover)
Antique tractor collecting and restoration has never been more popular- and all newcomers need to be warned, according to old tractor guru Roger Welsh. Otherwise they'll end up alone with three mortgages and two ex-wives- but they will have a barn full of sparkling restored tractors. Here in a tone comfortably lodged between wise and wisecracking, the man Charles Kuralt called "America's premier storyteller" recounts falling in love with the art of bringing old tractors back to life- and along the way manages to impart some sound advice. In From Tinkering to Torquing: A Beginner's Guide to Tractors and Tools Roger covers the finer points of restoration and repair, from the tools of the trade to the tractor parts to t he restorer's use of common objects in a pinch. household
2. Forty Acres and a Fool (Hard Cover)
In Forty Acres and a Fool, Roger Welsch condenses thirty-plus-years of experiences learning about country life the hard way into one volume. When Welsh first bought his in 1975 he had no book to inform him how not to do things, so he wrote one: Forty Acres and a Fool.
3. Busted Tractors and Rusty Knuckles: Norwegian Torque Wrench Techniques and Other Finer Points of Tractor Restoration (Soft Cover)
Knee-slapping for for everyone! Well-known humorist and columnist Roger Welsch recalls with wit the missteps, mishaps, and local characters he encountered along the way to fixing up a pile of rusty sheet metal to a beautifully restored Allis Chalmers WC he lovingly refers to as Woodpecker. Listen-in as Roger tells the humorous story of the challenge that led to the Woodpeckers restoration, and the victory party that followed.
4. Everything I Know About Women I Learned From My Tractor (Soft Cover)
Best-selling author and humorist Roger Welsch comes through again as he delivers his outrageous anecdotes from the farm fields of Nebraska. Jam-packed with Rog's creative techniques for picking up babes, buying suitable gifts for anniversaries, first dates, and more! Roger digs deep into his own down-home experiences to deliver his comic and witty take on love, sex, romance, and marriage as he guides more innocent generations down the same road to success that he enjoys in his own relationships. The humorous guide examines everything from evading capture and the old-catch-release tactic, to the dreaded blind date. This "ultimate contribution to mankind" reveals the coveted trade secrets Rodger Welsch holds dear and deserves prominent placement on the bookshelf of every self-respecting male.
5. Love, Sex, and Tractors (Hard Cover)
Being a tractor guy ain't easy, what with the busted knuckles, valve spring marks in the forehead, and the heaps of rusty iron to haul around the yard. Add in a significant other who doesn't quite share your enthusiasm, and you have a sure-fire recipe for disaster. Fear not-help can be found inside these very pages. Author, television personality, tree farmer, tractor guy, husband, and father Roger Welsch shares his insights on the ins and outs of women, tractors, and living with both. You'll find useful tips techniques on dating, apologizing, marriage, and sex along with Rog's anecdotes about things worked out- or didn't-for him. Grab a handful of goop, clean off those workin' hands, and pull up a tractor seat for the rollicking take on life that is Love, Sex and Tractors
6. You Know You're An Old Tractor Nut... (Soft Cover)
We would welcome you to the wild and wacky world of antique tractors...but if you've come this far, it's probably to late. How can you know if it's too late to save yourself from the disease of old iron and rust? Well, that's what this book is for. This is a guide to your mental condition...or that of someone you know or love.