Anyone who reads this blog knows how much I care about America, Americans and most importantly American Craftsmanship. That’s why I’m so excited about David Rees’ new book, How To Sharpen Pencils.

Rees spent nearly a decade in an uninspiring corporate drone job as an independent satirical political cartoonist. In 2009, he quit and dedicated himself to the craft of pencil-sharpening. Today, he’s a master of a dying art, perhaps the world’s foremost expert on bringing the inner beauty of a pencil’s sharpness out using a traditional straight blade.

He charges $15.