Little and Often: A Memoir

Iowa Stater Book Club

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With no experience in woodcraft, driven only by blind will, Trent Preszler built a canoe with tools he inherited from his father. He gained a new perspective on life, and the means to change it. This USA Today Best Book of 2021, delivers a moving reflection on bereavement and inheritance through a father-and-son odyssey, resonating with Robert Pirsig’s classic Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.

  • May 23

    Virtual discussion

About the author 

Trent Preszler (’98 interdisciplinary studies) grew up on a cattle ranch in South Dakota. He is CEO of Bedell Cellars, founder of Preszler Woodshop, and a visiting professor of practice at Cornell University. 

Virtual discussion date: 
May 23, 7 p.m. CT
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Iowa Stater Book Club: Trent Preszler talks "Little and Often"