FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD"In the spirit of Julian Barnes’s Flaubert’s Parrot and Alain de Botton’s How Proust Can Change Your Life, Mr. Dyer’s Out of Sheer Rage keeps circling its subject in widening loops and then darting at it when you least expect it . . . a wild book."--Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, The New York Times
Geoff Dyer is the author of Out of Sheer Rage: Wrestling with D.H. Lawrence, which was a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist, as well as Paris Trance: A Romance, and But Beautiful: A Book About Jazz. He lives in England.
"The funniest book I have ever read."--Steve Martin"Painfully funny . . . sheer pleasure."--David Lodge, The Times (London) "An intriguing, magnetic, genre-rattling book."--The Sunday Times (London) "Marvelous . . . a glorious truant from study . . . gives a better picture of Lawrence than any biography I know."--James Wood, The Guardian (UK) "Funny and self-laceratingly candid but with a nice Nabokovian spin on the fatal and irresistable allure of procrastination."--William Boyd, Books of the Year, The Spectator (UK) "Dizzying fun . . . Dyer is several kinds of good writer."--David Kipen, San Francisco Chronicle