“In this rollicking romp through a gallery of writers whose genius came with a price (alcoholism, drug addiction, depression, and other troubles), Shaffer offers a terrific blend of literary history, biography, and witty commentary.” (Publishers Weekly
“Entertaining and well-researched.” (Kirkus Reviews
From the Back Cover
Brimming with fascinating research, Literary Rogues
is part nostalgia, part literary analysis, and a wholly raucous celebration of brilliant writers and their occasionally troubled legacies.