As a Pennsylvania Game Warden for more than three decades, Wasserman investigated thousands of game law violations and arrested many violent career poachers. But another big part of his job was in the public relations and education field where he penned a weekly newspaper column entitled It s a Wild Life. Hence, the title of this book, which contains twenty-six of his most notable stories selected from more than seven hundred published over a fifteen-year period. His sometimes humorous and sometimes emotional assortment of essays run the gamut from confrontations with poachers and game hogs to stories about animal survival, free roaming pets, captive wildlife, and unpredictable encounters with wild critters. But this book is not only about animals and nature, it s also about people and the attitudes and emotions that make a game warden s career so interesting. It s a book that expands one s sense of awareness about the complexities of the natural world surrounding us and helps the reader understand and appreciate its existence both with and without human interference.