"Joey Franklin explores big, culture-wide issues and makes small subjects monumental."

--Debra Monroe, author of 
My Unsentimental Education

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"A candid, subtly profound collection." 

"With humor and honesty, Franklin draws wisdom from a variety of experiences in his first collection of personal essays. . . . An essential addition to any public or university library." 
—Library Journal

"Franklin brings laughter and connection, illuminating a growth path that is earnest and self-effacing and that makes us hope our sons will be as contemplative and entertaining."
—Minnesota Star Tribune 

"I have a hard time imagining that there are people out there who might not like this book...astonishingly beautiful."
—William Bradley, Brevity


Joey Franklin explores big, culture-wide issue and makes small subjects monumental. This sort of writing is rare."

--Debra Monroe, author of 
My Unsentimental Education