Books by Deirdre Bair

AL CAPONE by Deirdre Bair
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"A serviceable addition to the extensive existing scholarship. Though intelligent and thoughtfully documented, considering the source material and colorful subject, the book is a somewhat anemic read, lacking the narrative verve readers expect from Bair."
National Book Award winner Bair (Saul Steinberg, 2012, etc.) examines the life and legend of infamous crime boss Al Capone (1899-1947). Read full book review >
SAUL STEINBERG by Deirdre Bair
Released: Nov. 20, 2012

"Followers of the postwar art world will love this book but may be disappointed by the lack of examples of his work."
National Book Award winner Bair (Calling It Quits: Late-Life Divorce and Starting Over, 2007, etc.) exhaustively explores everything related to Steinberg. Read full book review >
JUNG by Deirdre Bair
Released: Nov. 13, 2003

"Apart from assuming a too-sophisticated knowledge of psychoanalysis by readers, this triumph of scholarship is also highly accessible."
A fastidious, full-scale biography of the Swiss psychologist. Read full book review >
ANAIS NIN by Deirdre Bair
Released: March 8, 1995

"Bair's Nin emerges as the complex woman she was, a woman who inspired both wrath and passion in those whose paths crossed hers."
Though Bair can at times seem like a referee deciding which version of Nin's life is most accurate, this exhaustive account of the former feminist icon is impressive. Read full book review >