He may be great at writing, but he sucks as a human. Allegedly.
Blake Bailey is a award-winning author. His biography "Cheever: A Life", about the American novelist and short-story writer John Cheever, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Literature. In addition to writing wonderful biographies of fellow authors, he also freelanced, and taught gifted eighth-graders at Lusher Middle School in New Orleans in the 1990's. He and his family lost their home and almost all of their belongings to Hurricane Katrina. He also enjoys the occasion