The respected British biographer (he’s even been knighted), Michael Holroyd’s new work, A Book of Secrets: Illegitimate Daughters, Absent Fathers, (FSG, 8/2), has received enthusiastic reviews from both the Wall Street Journal (the author is “that rare biographer who is read for himself as much as for the sake of his subject”) and the daily New York Times. Neither of them holds a candle to the excitement that Toni Bentley (author of five books, including the taboo-breaking The Surrender: An Erotic Memoir, ReganBooks, 2004) expresses in her NYT Book Review cover story. It’s one of those rare reviews that’s worth reading for itself as much as for the sake of the book. Evidently, Bentley’s enthusiasm is contagious. The book is currently at #20 on Amazon’s sales rankings (from #3,815).

One Response to “A BOOK OF SECRETS; NYT BR Cover”

  1. Jill Munson Says:

    I absolutely agree with the statement that the review was THAT good. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it.