Writer on William James, Nicholson Baker, Thomas More

literature, religion, utopia, creativity, genius,

and the world's oldest game


“J. C. Hallman has written his best, funniest, and riskiest book, one that flirts deliciously at the edge of obnoxiousness before darting off into deeper, sager truths. Every writer or would-be writer will find much to relish, wince at and identify with here.” Phillip Lopate, author of Portrait Inside my Head, Essays