July 30 in The Washington Post, Book World section
"You may not know of Peter Mendelsund by name, but if you are a book lover, you have seen his work. He is an accomplished designer of book covers at the Knopf publishing house. He created the cover of Stieg Larsson’s “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” with its faded image of a dragon weaving through the title; the smart repetition of the title on the cover of James Gleick’s “The Information;” and the stately use of typography and image on James Salter’s “All That Is,” to name just a few. And now he has written two books of his own. One of them left me slouched in my chair, but the other had me jumping for joy."