"Meets the very high standard set by Alfred Kazin's Starting Out in the Thirties for describing a young man's intellectual coming-of-age with nuanced honesty and genuine emotion."-Kirkus Reviews
First Loves tells of a life driven by the twin lusts of romantic love and writing. A legendary editor and literary critic, Ted Solotaroff takes the reader over the rocky course of his education and rebellion in the '50s and through an early marriage that commutes between heaven and hell.
Ted Solotaroff's first memoir, Truth Comes in Blows (1998), won the PEN Martha Albrand Award. An associate editor of Commentary and the editor of Bookweek, he founded the influential literary journal New American Review, later American Review, and was a senior editor at HarperCollins....Continua