Trent Preszler will speak about his new book, Little and Often, in this virtual event on Tuesday, April 27th at 5:00pm MT. He will be joined in conversation by Nick Offerman. Tickets include a signed copy of Little and Often. Tickets include a copy of Little and Often and a signed bookplate, and are available on Eventbrite HERE or by clicking the button below.
About the Book:
Trent Preszler thought he was living the life he always wanted, with a job at a winery and a seaside Long Island home, when he was called back to the life he left behind. After years of estrangement, his cancer-stricken father had invited him to South Dakota for Thanksgiving. It would be the last time he saw his father alive.
Preszler’s only inheritance was a beat-up wooden toolbox that had belonged to his father, who was a cattle rancher, rodeo champion, and Vietnam War Bronze Star Medal recipient. This family heirloom befuddled Preszler. He did not work with his hands—but maybe that was the point. In his grief, he wondered if there was still a way to understand his father, and with that came an epiphany: he would make something with his inheritance. Having no experience or training in woodcraft, driven only by blind will, he decided to build a wooden canoe, and he would aim to paddle it on the first anniversary of his father’s death.
While Preszler taught himself how to use his father’s tools, he confronted unexpected revelations about his father’s secret history and his own struggle for self-respect. The grueling challenges of boatbuilding tested his limits, but the canoe became his sole consolation. Gradually, Preszler learned what working with his hands offered: a different perspective on life, and the means to change it.
Little and Often is an unflinching account of bereavement and a stirring reflection on the complexities of inheritance. Between his past and his present, and between America’s heartland and its coasts, Preszler shows how one can achieve reconciliation through the healing power of creativity.
IMPORTANT TICKETING AND EVENT INFORMATION
*All tickets include a hardcover copy of Little and Often and a signed bookplate. Shipping is only available within the US. Contact BBSVirtualEvents@gmail.com for more information.
CURBSIDE PICKUP with EVENT ACCESS -- $26.99 (plus tax and a small convenience fee) for the Zoom link and a signed copy of the book. Books will be available for pickup starting on April 27th. You will be emailed separately when your book is ready for pickup.
STANDARD SHIPPING with EVENT ACCESS -- $31.99 (plus a small convenience fee) for the Zoom link and a signed copy of the book. Books will be shipped on April 27th. US shipping ONLY.
PRIORITY SHIPPING with EVENT ACCESS -- $36.99 (plus a small convenience fee) for the Zoom link and a signed copy of the book. Books will be shipped on April 27th. US shipping ONLY.
* The virtual event begins at 4:00pm PT / 5:00 pm MT / 7:00pm ET and will last about one hour. If you have issues during the event, please email your questions to BBSVirtualEvents@gmail.com.