It Gets Worse is the second instalment of Nicholas Lezard's rueful, dissolute life. Beginning where his first volume, Bitter Experience Has Taught Me, ended, Nick's fortunes have not improved. At home in the Hovel, his bachelor existence makes a further descent into chaos, yet the misadventures are faced with sardonic wit, pathos and something like dissident wisdom.
Nicholas Lezard is an English journalist and literary critic. Lezard has a weekly column, 'Down and Out', in the New Statesman. His book The Nolympics: One Man's Struggle Against Sporting Hysteria was published in 2012 by Penguin Books. Lezard's first volume of memoirs, Bitter Experience Has Taught Me, was published in 2013.