Learning to be a Leatherman

 
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This book started out as a coming-of-age story focused on a voyage the author took “across the pond”, when he was 17 years old.  Arranged by his father, this trip was meant to teach him how to tan leather and, by design or inadvertently, how to spread his wings. Over the course of writing it, the author developed a clear, conversational voice. In the process, he also came to terms with his relationship with his father and the world of work his dad carved out for him. It’s a bittersweet yet ultimately uplifting memoir, full of warmth and love, for his father, the business his grandfather founded, and everyone in the writer’s family, most of all, his wife Chloe.

 

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Reviewed by Anonymous, 06/21/2022

This is so much more than a coming-of-age story.
Rod Correll has vividly portrayed the lifelong tensions and ambiguities that exist between a dutiful son and an ambitious father.
Peter M. Wolf, author of New York Times best selling memoir, My New Orleans Gone Away.

Reviewed by Anonymous, 06/10/2022

Compelling memoir: deeply detailed recollections, written cleanly, without the encumbrances of “style”.

We follow the writer up the learning curve of an important commercial craft—and that curve is layered with the tale of his father, whose influence the writer ricochetes between appreciating and resisting.

The path of the curve remains open, for the writer carries us only through a mid-point of his life. One can hope that a follow-on extension lies ahead!

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