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Probably Updike liked to see himself as clever, a bon-vivant, and deft. When he died, the New Yorker published a piece by him of remarkable grace and thoughtfulness, and referred... Read morePublished 6 months ago by feather pen
Self-Consciousness begins with the author's protest that his reason for writing this memoir was that he had heard that 'someone' wanted to write his biography, 'to take my life, my... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Mr. D. James
Updike. So beautiful, honest, and gloriously written. Highly recommended for writers or anyone who is inspired by the movement of the prose. Trying not to finish so quickly.Published 17 months ago by davidson
Disappointingly shallow, and for such a lovely writer! Sorry John; I like your prose, but found you insufferable in this case.Published 19 months ago by Christina S.
Updike's memoir was disappointing; too much angst over his various physical shortcomings and not enough insight into his writing life, in my opinion. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Carol Angel
Updike , arguably the best short story writer of the 20th century. A great starter book or a fill in for those missing some previous stories.Published on September 4, 2013 by Bruce P Moyer
Having been a fan of Updike's novels for many years, I was not at all disappointed with this work. If you have never bathed in his rich prose, this would not be an ill-advised... Read morePublished on April 9, 2013 by Fred M. Jeffers
As a life long reader of John Updike, I found this book to be the capstone of the journey. Not morose, nor a celebration, and certainly not totally honest, albeit the pride shows... Read morePublished on April 8, 2013 by CameandWent