By far, most people who know anything at all about Ron Shirley know him as REPO RON—the adrenaline-seeking star of truTV’s reality show All Worked Up. Week after week, millions of viewers watch as Ron outsmarts the fist-swinging, gun-toting folks whose vehicles Ron and his team have been hired to repossess. Staring danger in the face, Ron disarms irate owners not with his size or his strength, but with his wit—especially in his signature funny sayings that have come to be known as RONISMS. As Ron might say, they’d rather be superglued to a tornado in an Oklahoma pig pen than to get in the way of him doing his job.
Others know him as REVELATION RON—the big-hearted ordained minister with a soft spot for those who have fallen on hard times. When he’s not repoing cars, Ron can be found preaching the Gospel … or even preparing a meal for those whose property he’s had to repossess.
What people are just beginning to discover is that he is also WRITER RON—sometime poet and now a published author. In Lizard Tales: The Wit & Wisdom of Ron Shirley, Ron shares the hard-learned life lessons he has accumulated over the years … filled with side-splitting humor and liberally sprinkled with the Ronisms that helped to make him famous. The truth be told, Ron never saw himself as a writer. But he’s always been a storyteller and a deep thinker, and when he sat down to share his thoughts in story form, he found them pouring out on the page. Ron invites his readers into the relationships and events that make him who he is, telling them to “kick back, put your feet up, help yourself to some ’shine (if you got it), and enjoy” these true stories from his life.