We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Since the chapter is kind-of-viewable via the "look inside" tab on a bookseller, I see that it is more:
Details get trumped by a compelling storyline. The story is memorable. Getting details wrong gets pedants talking, and that reinforces the importance of the story.
Earlier today something reminded me of a healthcare hearing where Al Franken ambushed an opposing witness by asking "how many medical bankruptcies because of medical crises were there last year in Switzerland?" The witness didn't know, but I had a pretty good guess at "0" being the answer because (having a family member who is an accountant living in Switzerland) I know that anything akin to Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy does not exist there. Swiss insolvency law takes away all your assets, does not forgive any debts not covered by sale of your assets, and if you ever in your life come into any more assets the remaining debtors can claim those as well.
Franken, of course, knows this too, or at least should know it. But no-one ever challenged him on it in the many press interviews. But here I am retelling it 10 years later, still talking about medical emergencies contributing to bankruptcy filings, which does happen in the US but is a red-herring. (tip - it's the lost income not the additional bills coming in AAAURGH I'M STILL TALKING ABOUT IT)