OUT IN PAPERBACK SEPTEMBER 18!
A NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW "EDITORS' CHOICE"
"Tender, witty and, like the woodworking it describes, painstakingly and subtly wrought. ... Only a very skilled engineer of a writer can transform the fits and starts, the fitted corners and sudden gouges of the assembly process into a kind of page-turning drama."
—Samuel G. Freedman, The New York Times Book Review
From the acclaimed author of The Hard Way on Purpose, a vibrant, heartfelt memoir about confronting mortality, surviving loss, finding resilience in one’s Midwest roots and seeking a father’s wisdom through an unusual woodworking project—constructing his own coffin.