These essays attempt to capture the essence of Thomas McInerney by telling the stories of his childhood, career and character. Father and daughter spent many hours in the interview process… Kris asking questions and Tom, sitting back in his desk chair and enjoying the opportunity to let his mind wander to his past. With laughter (and a few tears), Tom recalls the events of his life, both the seemingly inconsequential and the monumental, with astonishing detail. Kris has woven her father’s stories and memories into a series of essays that paint the picture of her father’s greatest achievements, both professional and personal, while at the same time giving the reader a true sense of the man. Combined with essays contributed by family and friends, the result is a entertaining collection of humorous tales, poignant memories and important life lessons.