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  • 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

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