U & I : A True Story Paperback / softback
When Nicholson Baker, one of the most linguistically talented writers in America, set out to write a book about John Updike, the result was no ordinary biography.
Instead Baker's account of his relationship with his hero is a hilarious story of ambition, obsession, talent and neurosis, alternately self-deprecating and self-aggrandizing.
More memoir than literary criticism, Baker is excruciatingly honest, and U & I reveals at least as much about Baker himself as it does about his idol.
Written twenty years before Updike's death in 2009, U & I is a very smart and extremely funny exploration of the debts we owe our heroes.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 192 pages
- Publisher: Granta Books
- Publication Date: 07/07/2011
- Category: Biography: literary
- ISBN: 9781847083517