uffering is the only honest work


Casey and Jimmy Gauntt wrote and published their first book in 2016.  CLICK HERE to find out more.

Jimmy Gauntt—personable, brilliant Jimmy—died at age twenty-four, struck by an automobile. The promising young man’s death shattered his father Casey’s heart. And yet, in the coming months, Casey and his family would experience something amazing.

Through seeming coincidence and moments of magical synchronicity, Jimmy makes himself known to his family, sparking an amazing healing process that leads Casey—a conservative businessman—into the mystical world of mediums, shamans, coffee readers, and spirit guides.

Suffering Is the Only Honest Work reveals the strength and love that Jimmy continues to give his family as a force from the other side—one that allows Casey to come to terms with his own father’s death thirty-eight years before Jimmy’s passing.

Join Casey and Jimmy as they discover that even death cannot separate us from our loved ones. Readers will also witness a moving, deeply personal series of letters pass between Casey and the young driver who killed Jimmy—a correspondence of compassion and forgiveness subtly influenced from beyond the grave.

For anyone who has ever lost a loved one, Casey and Jimmy offer the greatest gift of all: the awareness that we never really lose the ones we love. We can always find them, and they find us.


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Casey and Jimmy-Zion National Park 2008

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Author Bios

Write Me Something Beautiful Authors - Casey and Jimmy Gauntt

Casey Gauntt

is a retired attorney and former senior executive of a major San Diego real estate company. He lives in Solana Beach, California, with his wife, Hilary. Casey grew up in Itasca, Illinois, graduated Lake Park High School in 1968, and received B.S., JD and MBA degrees from the University of Southern California.

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Jimmy Gauntt

was born and raised in Solana Beach and graduated from Torrey Pines High School in 2002.   A prestigious Trustee Scholar at the University of Southern California, he majored in English and Spanish. He authored six plays, five screenplays, and a multitude of poems and short stories. Beginning in 2010, the USC English Department annually bestows the Jimmy Gauntt Memorial Award—aka “The Jimmy”—to the top graduates in English.  Jimmy passed over to the other side in 2008 at age 24.

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