"Excellent . . . Montaigne celebrates life in all its glorious messiness, while reminding us that nothing matters more than human connectedness and kindness to people and animals. An endlessly digressive writer, Montaigne is as much raconteur as moralist, and his book offers some of the best after-dinner conversation in the world . . . You can never be sure what this French humanist will say next . . . Frampton approaches Montaigne from unexpected tangents . . . Where [he] excels is in his sharply intelligent and sharply phrased insights . . . [An] elegant work."
--Michael Dirda, The Washington Post
'Passionately written and bursting with anecdotes, the book does an excellent job of bringing its subject and his historical context to life.' --Sunday Times
'A classy, astute and readable biography.' --Evening Standard
A funny, warm and accessible work of popular philosophy based on the works of a great Renaissance writer