My job with IAIA ended at the end of 2012 (or so I thought). I was called back this Monday. In the interim, I returned to Highlands University library thinking I would have time to read over the next week or so. I picked up my search for writer biographies, although I abandoned the American section for the Brits.
This book about George Bernard Shaw, Bernard Shaw: A Life (2005) looked promising, mostly because I know nothing about GBS (as those in the know refer to him) aside from his play Pygmalion, or more specifically my viewings of My Fair Lady. But I always love a good GBS aphorism so I figure I should learn more about him.
The introduction descirbes him as having "an intelligent heart" and I'm already knee-deep in his wonder years in Dublin. Apparently, this biography suggests, GBS did a bit of fiddle-faddle with the characters in his autobiographies and I'm reading about all the woebegone biographers who've had to sort it all out.