Sealed in a vault for 35 years--upon the direction of Mencken himself--this account of the writer's early career is so telling and uproariously opinionated that it might have provoked a storm of libel suits, had it been published immediately after his death. "Well worth the wait . . . irreverent, inimitable, often outrageous . . . and, above all, compelling".--Chicago Sum-Times.
About the Author
Booth Tarkington (18691946), born in Indianapolis, is best known for the Pulitzer Prize winning novel "The Magnificent Ambersons,"
Jonathan Yardley is a book critic and columnist for the "Washington Post," He has written six books and was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Distinguished Criticism.