“A defiant satirist with a peculiar mastery of the vocabulary of modern neurosis. . . . His lush, scrupulously exact prose can vault from the poignant to the grotesque to the ridiculous with vertiginous ease.” —The New York Times Book Review

“Self is too talented a writer to ignore.” —Entertainment Weekly

“[Self’s] is an inventive prose of vigorous verbs, high-tech terms, odd juxtapositions and a manic sensibility eager to wallow where others fear to tread.” —Newsday