From Publishers Weekly
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.
"Nobody writes better about anything than Updike."
The Washington Post
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None better at remembering his time and his thinking through that time.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
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 12 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 16 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 23 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 on April 8, 2014 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 on March 28, 2014 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