On Believer contributor Devin McKinney’s The Man Who Saw a Ghost: The Life and Work of Henry Fonda: “Henry Fonda may have been the strangest, most compelling male star Hollywood ever spawned, and McKinney reveals him as even stranger and more compelling. In addition, this may be the single best piece of writing of any sort you’ll see this year.” —Luc Sante, author of Low Life

“How many different ways can I mean to call this book essential? The sentences, in honor of their subject, threaten to explode with implication and insight. — Jonathan Lethem, author of Chronic City and Motherless Brooklyn

Read Devin’s film issue piece from 2008, imagining Fonda as the lead in Vertigo: “The Right Man.
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someday I hope I get a fortune that reads something like, “cussing can relieve stress and promote well-being.” —kelsfjord