1918. Butler, the author of more than 30 books and more than 2,000 stories and essays, is most famous for his short story Pigs is Pigs in which a bureaucratic stationmaster insists on levying the livestock rate for a shipment of two pet guinea pigs that soon start proliferating geometrically. This book is a critical self-assessment of Butler's own perceived failure to achieve more fame and fortune. Butler had hoped that personal insights into his own life would inspire readers to seek their own successes more aggressively. See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.