Big book !!!! I have been a Steinbeck fan since the late 50"s, when I first read Tortilla Flats, aboard my Dad's commercial Salmon Boat, which was berthed in Monterey.... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Mari M.
I purchased this book many years ago and started reading it after a trip to the John Steinbeck Museum in Salinas, CA. Read morePublished 11 months ago by C.P.M.
This is a good book that thoroughly examines Steinbeck's life, and when I finish it, I have a great door stop....Published 22 months ago by T. McGee
The book is perhaps the finest and most detailed biography ever. Knowing Steinbeck's books is a wonderful thing, but knowing Steinbeck's life - in detail - thanks to Benson - is a... Read morePublished 24 months ago by Richard Cassidy
I read this after visit to the Steinbeck Museum in Salinas. It was thourough and presented in a readable manner. I would recommend it to anyone interested in John Steinbeck. Read morePublished on December 1, 2012 by Suzanne M Smith
I am loving this book. Even though I'm only on page 333, out of over a generous thousand, this book has already grabbed me in so many ways. Read morePublished on January 18, 2012 by Steven Vlasak
One of the best. The size of this book was quite intimidating, but once I started it I became completely engrossed in it. There is only an occasional bit of bias by the writer. Read morePublished on July 25, 2011 by EJR
This is the one. Stop looking. I've read them all. You learn to trust Benson's judgement very quickly. He probably isn't perfect. Read morePublished on December 3, 2010 by Joel Geyer
One of the most important Spanish journalist told me: 'If you would like to be a good writer, you must read this book. Read morePublished on October 13, 2008 by R. Salvador Torres López