Rod Gass is accused of being a criminal. He's failed at careers that people didn't know existed. Now a custodian at the Van Allen School of Mortuary Science, he is enjoying himself immensely. His niece, Judy, wants to know why. She is the only one ready to unveil this man, and to challenge him on his own terms. Rich in humor and with an acute sense of the absurdities of everyday life, Apology for Big Rod is an American success story of an altogether different sort.