"...revealing the fishing trip not as a rote ritual, but as an event full of lively knowledge, history, and tradition. The author's tone is folksy and personable, if sometimes saccharine, and features unpredictable phrases, such as when he describes a recurrent conversation growing on him "like a comfortable beard." Although this memoir is ostensibly about Midwest trout fishing and family life, its underlying backbone is its almost Proustian curiosity about memory, time, and death and its search for vindication of one's existence in the natural order." -Kirkus Reviews
"An intimate, entrancing sketch of a family that found joy and affirmation in nature." -Kirkus Reviews
Our good friends Todd and Jeanne invited us down to their incredible camp overlooking the Gulf Of Mexico on Cypremort Point in S Louisiana for some good times over the 4th. Todd is mentioned on page 120 in A Trout Fisherman’s Soul because of his die-hard family history with offshore speckle trout fishing – akin to my own family’s stream trout fishing history. After rehashing stories new and old, there’s one thing that remains constant – the tie with family togetherness and tradition in an outdoor setting lands deeper within us than any fish either of us has ever caught.