• "One of the most compelling and intimate books you'll ever read"

  • "Beautifully written, lyrically spiritual, sexually candid memoirs"

    Mail on Sunday
  • "Cheever's journals include the struggle for recognition, the problem-drinking and covert homosexuality of a public figure and, finally, cancer. His intelligence and honesty powerfully communicate the sense of life as an urgent predicament"

    Sunday Times
  • "These diaries are so painfully personal...that they were not published until after his death. But they also concentrate the true essence of what made his short stories great"

    Sunday Express
  • "John Cheever understood fallibility and that made for the greatness in his writing"

    The Times