“thematically wide-ranging and bottomlessly rewarding”
“[Deresiewicz] constructs beautiful sentences which often remind me of the late novelist Philip Roth. Like Roth, Deresiewicz is whip smart, erudite, and an artisan of language….The End of Solitude is a treasure trove, a rich vein of lucid thinking from one of the most astute social critics working today.
“Deresiewicz eviscerates ‘groupthink’ in this razor-sharp collection….Deresiewicz anatomizes modern life with skill and fierce conviction. Readers will relish grappling with these erudite provocations.”