HarperOne, Paperback, 9780060609368, 128pp.
Publication Date: September 5, 2000
With eloquence, candor, and simplicity, a celebrated author tells the story of his father's alcohol abuse and suicide and traces the influence of this secret on his life as a son, father, husband, minister, and writer.
“Very gentle, smart, and unpreachy...A sensible and heartfelt message of inspiration.”
-Cleveland Plain Dealer
“Extraordinarily personal...intimate, dignified, and wryly humorous.”
“Unabashedly Christian...a meditation on the connection between knowing and sharing secrets and discovering the reality of a loving and merciful God.”
“Buechner’s chronicling once again tells us something about what it means to be human.”