The Jewish Advocate reviews the biography (subscription required). Here are a couple of excerpts: “J. Michael Lennon’s biography ‘Norman Mailer: A Double Life’ (Simon and Schuster), released in mid-October, makes Mailer’s voice come alive. It’s almost as if Mailer himself is sitting at the kitchen table having a conversation with you over a glass of scotch. [. . .] Lennon delivers without producing any judgment, letting the facts unfold – sometimes humorously, sometimes tragically. [. . .] Lennon gives us a human look at a flawed man who redefined American literature and invented a new form of journalism. ‘Norman Mailer: A Double Life’ is the Mailer bible for all interested in reading about this extraordinary man and his times.”