Katie Roiphe is an important voice in non-fiction. Her articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Esquire, Harper's and The New Yorker. She has also written widely for the UK press.
Her technique is never anything less than insightful . . . on every page, she turns up something interesting, lets in some astonishing shaft of light. Her writing is elegant, cool, unforgettable - ObserverEngrossing . . . Such an immersive book is testament to her remarkable literary skills. This is an immensely sympathetic and satisfying read - Sunday TimesRoiphe is an acute reader and listener with antennae tuned to pick up every nuance, and to penetrate the meaning behind meaning - Daily MailEach essay reads like an intelligently speculative biography with the boring bits left out - Daily Telegraph