Ferris has been a Mensan for about ten years. His ideal job would be law professor: after twenty years as a math and computer professional, he went back to law school. Ferris hopes never again to work in sales, perhaps because the worst job he has held was product marketing. He likes music, card games, sailing, hiking, role-playing, travel, astronomy, and Indian food. His unusual abilities "all seem normal to me." Ferris says I'd Rather Be in Philadelphia is "must reading" if you want a fairly accurate introduction to the Battered Woman Syndrome. "If I've learned one thing from life, it's to welcome change."