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LAUREN B. DAVIS

Author of AGAINST A DARKENING SKY, THE EMPTY ROOM, OUR DAILY BREAD, and others. Find out more at www.LaurenBDavis.com. I read as if my sanity depended upon it.. . . oh, wait, it does! Snort.

A Tragic Honesty: The Life and Work of Richard Yates

A Tragic Honesty: The Life and Work of Richard Yates - Blake Bailey Well researched and thorough, although I am not sure how much the author really understands of the correlation between mental illness and alcoholism. Yates, who undeniably deserves more recognition that he received, lived a life as relentlessly grim as his characters - mental illness, addiction, poverty and loneliness. A man who had far more insight into his characters than himself, which is truly a tragedy, since his work was autobiographical.