Crank Author:Robert Paul Smith When Robert Paul Smith found himself puzzled by kids, he wrote a book about it called "Where Did You Go?" "Out." "What Did You Do?" "Nothing." — A lot of people shared his puzzlement. It seemed to them, too, that kids didn't do what they did when they were kids. — Now he has turned his attention to adults--and it seems to him that grown-ups, gener... more »ally, don't seem to make much more sense.
Or even as much.
Or, he begins to suspect, he doesn't.
In any event, he stalks the jungle of adult behavior with the same equipment he took through the land of kids; humor, honesty, and a belief in human beings.
This, he finds, makes him some sort of crank these days.