"A COMEDY OF MANNERS SO DRY IT CRACKLES."
–The New Yorker
"A LITERARY TRIUMPH . . . Begley has done the most amazing thing. . . . He’s given us a character who is heroic, villainous, intelligent . . . You want to punch him or hug him until he cries–or both. He’s human, masterfully drawn. . . . I loved this book."
The Washington Post Book World