Coming in March 2014
A new book of essays about life in the Rust Belt, by the author of All the Way Home. Award-winning author and journalist David Giffels explores the meaning of identity and place, hamburgers, thrift stores, and the heartbreak of basketball in this collection of wry, irreverent essays. Intelligent, humorous, and warm, The Hard Way on Purpose is about coming of age in the Midwest, and the stubborn, optimistic, proud, and resourceful people who thrive there.
Praise for All the Way Home:
“A truly wonderful book … full of heart and cheer … (a) soulful, funny tale.” --Los Angeles Times
“(A) sweet and funny book. … The story of the Giffels and the falling down house is as romantic as they come.” --New York Times
“Fantastic summer read. … Engrossing. … Giffels recounts his battle -- against rodents, unbridled wisteria, and other unpleasant surprises -- to make a decrepit Gatsby-esque mansion livable.” --O, the Oprah Magazine, at Home
“(The book) everyone should be talking about.” --GQ