About the Book
Believe You Me is a scholarly Catechism of Christian Doctrine prepared in 1885 by Order of the Third Council of Baltimore and is the standard textbook for Catholic Education in the United States.
No, wait. That’s The Baltimore Catechism.
Believe You Me is a collection of essays and short stories from the noted Baltimore screenwriter, filmmaker, humorist and eccentric Timothy Ratajczak.
In frequently hilarious detail, Believe You Me describes the dangers of living in Baltimore City, the dangers of screenwriting in Hollywood and the dangers of writing essays and short stories about living in Baltimore and screenwriting in Hollywood.
Named after one of the author’s favorite expressions, Believe You Me will make you laugh out loud if you live in Baltimore and extremely grateful if you live someplace else.
Timothy Ratajczak was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland - an honor he shares with H.L. Mencken, Frank Zappa, Spiro Agnew and a host of other dead people. He graduated with a degree in Mass Communications, but with hindsight he should have majored in something more relevant to the entertainment industry such as cosmetic surgery. As a screenwriter, Timothy Ratajczak has collaborated with his fellow Baltimorean Sean Paul Murphy on the faith-based/family-friendly features Hidden Secrets, Holyman Undercover and Sarah's Choice, as well as the award-winning comedy short Bag. He is Associate Producer of the shock-horror feature Braincell released through Cinema Images. Much to the city’s dismay, he still resides in Baltimore, where he spends the majority of his time writing, collecting books and teaching people how to pronounce his last name (RAT'-uh-chek) – the latter being a full time job.