My new book, How to Host A Viking Funeral, is available now from HarperOne.
How to Host a Viking Funeral is the story of my two-and-a-half year journey to build and burn a 30-foot Viking ship full of regret.
It's a book about burning your regrets, chasing your crazy ideas, and becoming the person you're meant to be.
“Wise, funny, and surprisingly poignant, this book teaches us the most important lesson there is: how to be a better human being.”
-Bob Goff, New York Times bestselling author of Love Does and Dream Big
“A hilarious, wise, and inspiring roadmap for life. Kyle Scheele bravely bares his own vulnerabilities to show us that
what we reject most in ourselves are often the very things that connect us all as humans.”
-Qian Julie Wang, New York Times bestselling author of Beautiful Country
“With humor, heart, and a whole lot of cardboard, Kyle Scheele delivers a blast of creative inspiration. Here we have something truly special - a reminder that we each already have the materials needed to live a life packed with beauty and joy.”
-Brad Montague, New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of The Circles All Around Us
“Scheele has written a love letter to those of us who struggle through the painful and seemingly endless process of moving on.
Scheele gave me permission to celebrate the journey, with its highs and lows, and start a new adventure
with nothing left to carry but the hope of what lies ahead.”
-Hugh Weber, CEO of The Great Discontent
"This book reads like it was written by someone who is 100 years old because Kyle has packed so much life into such a short time frame.
I can't wait to see what you do after you read this manifesto for the beauty of crazy ideas."
-Jon Acuff, New York Times bestselling author of Soundtracks: the Surprising Solution to Overthinking
“'No regrets’ is a cliché for a reason: we hate facing our shortcomings! I didn’t think it was possible, but Kyle Scheele makes this important inner work not just easy, but hilarious! The sugary goodness of his storytelling makes this medicine an actual treat.”
-Andy J. Pizza, host of Creative Pep Talk podcast
“Like John Baldessari, who decided to cremate all his ‘bad art’ and start over, cardboard master and motivational speaker Kyle Scheele shows readers that they really can “burn it all down.” Get this book so you can learn to set your old life on fire before it burns you out.”
-Austin Kleon, New York Times bestselling author of Steal Like an Artist
How to Host a Viking Funeral is available wherever books are sold, but you should buy it from your local indie bookstore if you can. Barring that, here are a few options:
My first book, A Pizza With Everything On It, was published by Chronicle Books in April of 2021. It is the story of a father and son who set out to make (you guessed it) a pizza with everything on it. Unfortunately, the son literally wants everything on the pizza, and the pizza ends up collapsing in on itself, forming a black hole, and destroying the universe.
Amazon called the book one of The Best Children's Books of 2021 So Far, Booklist called it "a savory screwball romp" (and gave it a starred review!), and School Library Journal called it "deliciously absurd". Personally, I found the book to taste like paper and cardboard, but to each their own.