In this intimate diary of prayerful letters to his premature granddaughter, best-selling author Max De Pree offers a moving portrait of spiritual strength and the power of family.
Former CEO and current chairman of the board of Herman Miller, Inc., Max De Pree has been lauded by Forbes, Fortune, and The Wall Street Journal as one of the most sensitive and successful executives in business. Through Dear Zoe, he shares a poignant and wonderfully redemptive personal story.
De Pree’s granddaughter was born perilously premature and weighed only one pound, seven ounces: De Pree could “hide [her] entire body under one hand.” Though her chances of surviving were a mere 5 to 10 percent, her mother bravely named her Zoe, the Greek word for life. De Pree’s journal-like letters candidly chronicle these terrifying early days, revealing the intimate process of a family pulling together while asking “Why?” and reflecting on the mysterious mingling of medicine and faith that sustained both Zoe and her family through each precarious day.
Originally published in 1996 by Harper San Francisco, Dear Zoe is now available in paperback for the first time.