The Inside Story
by Lawrence J. Luchtel
About the Book
"The Inside Story" is a cosmic fable enacted within an eighteenth-century American oak chest. Though the story is brief, it is large in scale and leads to a moral conclusion. Its thirty-six color photographs are even more important than the words.
Within these pages an empty chest and a world of things plucked from the author's past and garden are allowed to speak and feel and fear —before coming together to discover some worldly wisdom.
This is a book for imperfect adults, lovers of unexpected beauty and (just possibly) children already sensitive and wise.
Larry Luchtel has lived in Los Angeles for over twenty-five years. After earning an M.F.A. in theatre from the University of Virginia, he worked in advertising and corporate communications before co-founding a small architectural firm, lxw design, inc. He is solely responsible for this book. The concept is his along with the story, the photographs, the design and most of the curious things that fill its pages. The Inside Story was inspired by a book given him by an especially thoughtful and loving friend.