A journey of loss, love and discovery
Jimmy Gauntt—personable, brilliant Jimmy—died at age twenty-four, struck by an automobile. The promising young writer’s death shattered his father Casey’s heart. Not since his own father’s sudden passing thirty-eight years before had Casey felt so much pain. The loss of the two most important men in his life nearly shattered Casey’s mind.
Then the miraculous happened.
In 2015 Casey pulled the core stories into a book co-authored with his son, Jimmy. Suffering Is the Only Honest Work shares its title with the poem Jimmy wrote after he ran-and finished-the 2007 Los Angeles Marathon.
Write Me Something Beautiful and Suffering Is the Only Honest Work
May change everything you think you know about life, death, and the boundary that separates the two.
For anyone who has ever lost a loved one, Casey and Jimmy offer the greatest gift of all: the awareness we never really lose the ones we love. We can still find them, and they can find us.