The Foster Factory deals with the experiences of David Learmont and his wife Marsha once they retired and started working again as Foster Carers. David claims that if he had written this book as a novel, the characters in it would have been considered ‘too outlandish to be credible.’ How the elderly couple dealt with egomaniacs, kleptomaniacs, tractor-maniacs, and children who stabbed him and burned down their house are just some of the tales that David recounts with ‘what is left’ of his sense of humour and his ‘diminishing stock’ of faith in mankind. Read it and weep. Or laugh. Possibly both.