'Thought-provoking' The Times
'Bracing and fun' Mail on Sunday
'Staggeringly good' Eric Idle
Candid, fearless and provocative, Bret Easton Ellis is best known for writing the era-defining novel American Psycho. In his first non-fiction book, Ellis opens up about who he is and sounds a warning about what he thinks is wrong with the world today.
In this wide-ranging book he tells personal stories from his own life and explores the consequences of his fame. He writes with razor-sharp precision about the music, movies, books and TV he loves and hates. He examines the ways our culture, politics and relationships have changed over the last four decades. He also offers a robust defence of truth and freedom, perhaps the two things under the greatest threat in our society right now.
White is blisteringly honest, powerfully opinionated, frequently funny and always entertaining. Whether you agree with him or not, Ellis is impossible to ignore.
'Funny and provocative . . . a winning mixture of incautious autobiography and caustic polemic, with plenty of sharp social observation thrown in . . . What a timely book this is'
Mail on Sunday
'Very good . . . the best thing he has published for years' Sunday Times
@BretEastonEllis Your book White is staggeringly good. I'm loving it. Thank you so much for your style, your humour and your honesty. -- Eric Idle (on Twitter) Best described as a provocation . . . it's up to you, the reader, to choose to what degree you are prepared to allow yourself to be riled. * Observer * Ellis will lose friends over this book. * Wall Street Journal * This attack on political correctness in the Twitter age . . . has all the sound, fury and insignificance of a misguided rant posted at 3am * Guardian * For the youthful twitterati, I suppose, he's just another old white man who hates everything * The Times * Not everybody is going to like it. He doesn't care. * New York Times * A splenetic analysis of the culture of today . . . occasionally brilliant, often thought-provoking * The Times * A winning mixture of incautious autobiography and caustic polemic, with plenty of sharp social observation thrown in . . . What a timely book this is - bursting with wit and diablerie, shameless, bracing and fun. * Mail on Sunday * The first work of non-fiction from the American Psycho author is very good . . . the best thing he has published for years * Sunday Times *