Mr. Carkeet’s fine book, which affectingly portrays the perils of middle-aged manhood, is a study of the subtle anthropology of everyday communication.
--New York Times Book Review
Splendidly entertaining . . . David Carkeet has been likened by enthusiastic reviewers to everyone from Terry Southern to Robert Benchley to J.D. Salinger to Mark Twain. . . . Suffice it to say that this brilliantly comical and instructive author is one of a kind.
--New York Daily News
This is a heartfelt and evocative novel, full of achingly vivid moments.
A clever and compassionate look at the miscommunication and misunderstandings that occur between men and women, husbands and wives, father and daughters.
It is possible to write a book that is both funny and profound, and David Carkeet has done it in The Error of Our Ways. . . . This eccentric, light-hearted novel treats profound subjects--love, loss, regret, and our humanity as expressed in language -- yet it's a delight to read.
--San Francisco Chronicle
Carkeet, a delectable observer of human foibles and pretense, delivers a wise meditation on how we unwittingly affect the course of other people’s existences.
Witty, good-natured, and completely convincing: Carkeet has managed, with sympathy and charm, to trace the exceptional adventures of an utterly ordinary man.
A linguistic delight.
Shrewd and wickedly funny.
ISBN: 13: 978-1-59020-354-5