Robert A. Caro is one of the most acclaimed writers of his generation, whose landmark biographies are widely hailed as masterpieces.
This is the captivating account of his life as a writer, describing the sometimes staggering lengths to which he has gone in order to produce his books and offering priceless insights into the craft of non-fiction writing, be it the pursuit of truth, the writer's process, the art of interviewing or the creation of literature.
Including several of Caro's most famous speeches and interviews as well as new material, this is the self-portrait of a man who knows the meaning and importance of great story-telling - and, like all his books, is an utterly riveting example of that too.
One of the greatest non-fiction works ever written
Irresistibly readable, an outright masterpiece
A stupendous achievement … Caro’s style is gripping, indeed hypnotic, and he squeezes every ounce of drama from his remarkable story
I think about Robert Caro and reading The Power Broker back when I was twenty-two years old and just being mesmerized
A breathtakingly dramatic story [told] with consummate artistry and ardor … It showcases Mr Caro’s masterly gifts as a writer