Part of the People to Know series, this biography of Hemingway begins with his reemergence as a writer, after a ten-year hiatus, with The Old Man and the Sea, then travels back to his childhood, early journalistic experiences, and adventures in WWI. Most of the rest of the book covers his writing, his series of wives, his failing health, and eventual suicide. Yannuzzi (Zora Neale Hurston, 1996, etc.) does not gloss over Hemingway's human failings, but neither does she judge him. The result is a straightforward telling of the highlights of his troubled life. The consequence of the dual focus on Hemingway as artist and adventurer is that neither side of his personality is explored in great depth, but the facts are presented clearly and fluidly, and readers gain an especially good sense of his daily routine and the pleasures of his life.