Synopses & Reviews
Baker muses on the creative process via his obsession with John Updike.
A subtle, funny and, in its way, profoundly serious study of the means by which art and artists are made. John Banville, Irish Times
?The tragi-comedy of literary rivalry has never been expressed so nakedly, so well.? New Statesman
A fine, funny book by a very clever writer
Baker is unprotected and thrillingly open, the bare forked writer: a touch ridiculous, therefore, but ridiculously talented. Craig Raine, Independent on Sunday
A handsome IOU from a rookie writer to a seasoned pro, but also a confessional, a book about the way one mans shining words can march into your kitchen, and what happens when they do
Nicholson Baker is a canny, modern writer. He is building a sharp and singular library of the interior life, and U and I is a decisive and welcome addition. Robert Winder, Independent
About the Author
Nicholson Baker has published five novels-The Mezzanine, Room Temperature, Vox, The Fermata, and The Everlasting Story of Nory-and two works of nonfiction, U and I and The Size of Thoughts. He lives with his wife and two children in Maine.