From the award-winning creators of Those Rebels, John and Tom, a joyful portrait of an American icon and an inspiring blueprint for how to live your life. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.Before Ralph Waldo Emerson was a great writer, he was a city boy who longed for the broad, open fields and deep, still woods of the country, and then a young man who treasured books, ideas, and people. When he grew up and set out in the world, he wondered, could he build a life around these things he loved? This moving biography, presented with Barbara Kerley and Edwin Fotheringham's inimitable grace and style, illustrates the rewards of a life well-lived, one built around personal passions: creativity and community, nature and friendship.May it inspire you to experiment and build the life you dream of living.