Larry Schreiber’s life story is a love poem to Northern New Mexico and to all its inhabitants, as well as to Larry’s own children—so many of them adopted—and to his wife and friends and colleagues. I think this book is beautiful. I am moved to say that A Life Well Worn is among the most humane and decent books I have read in a long time. The life it covers is truly ‘well worn’ and also one lived to the hilt. Sometimes the essays deal with tragedy—yet they are also filled with joy, humor, and the awe of being alive. They are enriched by Larry’s commitment to healing, to unselfishness, to embracing without fear the complexity of existence, and always with the humor that is at the heart of his survival, of our survival as a species.
— JOHN NICHOLS, Taos Resident and Author of The Milagro Beanfield War and The Sterile Cuckoo