The inventory that Frédéric Beigbeder put together is personal, eclectic, idiosyncratic, odd and unexpected. Many American writers are mentioned, from Henry Miller to Philippe Roth, Don DeLillo and Dorothy Parker.
"We always deserve more than an epithet in life. For example, I am a literary critic, novelist, radio and TV figure, naive, narcissistic, loving man, sad, lonely, rich, haughty, kind, naughty... And I constantly change like everyone else."
He is also a dandy, brilliant, witty, eccentric, sardonic, passionate reader... Now we will see a different Beigbeder. Because this is neither an autobiography, nor a novel. It's a book about novels, refracted through very personal perspective.