Book cover for On Agoraphobia



11 May 2023
208 pages
Imprint: Picador


Never less than completely absorbing, simply because [Caveney] is such a nimble, exact writer, able to move swiftly but unjarringly between daft jokes and serious reflections.
Intellectually curious, emotionally bracing and immensely erudite. . .bright and funny, and full of telling quotes. . .it will hearten people who have agoraphobia, enlighten medics and teach outsiders all the lessons Caveney has learned
A strange and many-headed work that melds personal experience with cultural criticism....thoughtful, humane and unjustly enjoyable
One of my favourite living writers: intelligent, lucid and, most impressive of all, funny – even when he’s writing about the most difficult subjects.