I love Steinbeck because of him! I read "Of Mice and Men" with my students, rather than "Travels". Thanks Mr. K.
He expects you to work hard, which now that I'm older, I appreciate. He's also got a great sense of humor.
He was strict and his class was hard but he was also funny. If you followed his rules he would be very kind to you.
He taught me to sit down, shut up and pay attention in class.