BH: Rod Correll signs and discusses, Learning to be a Leatherman


This book started out as a coming-of-age story focused on a voyage the author took “across the pond”, when he was 17 years old. Arranged by his father, this trip was meant to teach him how to tan leather and, by design or inadvertently, how to spread his wings. Over the course of writing it, the author developed a clear, conversational voice. In the process, he also came to terms with his relationship with his father and the world of work his dad carved out for him. It’s a bittersweet yet ultimately uplifting memoir, full of warmth and love, for his father, the business his grandfather founded, and everyone in the writer’s family, most of all, his wife Chloe.

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Message from the author:
Dear Reader,
To help you decide whether to buy my book, I’d like to share with you, remarks friends of mine made after reading it. I’ve chosen this group of individuals to give me their feedback with a hypothesis that their differing perspectives would generate an interesting array of comments and because I could trust them to be candid. I was not disappointed.
Learning to be a Leatherman is a very personal, intimate look into my humanity and what I’ve experienced. My life has been blessed with a loving family, friendships and relationships that have greatly enriched it. It has also been studded with challenges, some that strengthened me and my resolve, others that weakened and almost defeated me. It is for my family and these friends that I have taken this walk down memory lane, telling some of my life’s more interesting stories. If you buy this book, I hope you enjoy reading them and comparing my journey with your own.
With best regards
Rod Correll

About the Author

Rod Correll was a leatherman, a third-generation leader of a family business, a founding member and the initial Executive Director of the Family Firm Institute and a consultant to family businesses. In this book, his first, he shares lessons he learned in a multifaceted life. He lives with his wife Chloe at the Avila Retirement Community in Albany, New York.

Event date: 
Saturday, April 22, 2023 - 3:00pm
Event address: 
The Book House of Stuyvesant Plaza
1475 Western Ave
Albany, NY 12203
Learning to be a Leatherman By Roderick Correll Cover Image
ISBN: 9781614687252
Published: The Troy Book Makers - July 12th, 2022

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