smythe sewn, casebound, paper over boards - offset, 4-color.
"Illuminated novel including 101 books within it, all written by Lehrer's protagonist who is in prison looking back on his life and career." - artist's description
"In A LIFE IN BOOKS, Mobley’s autobiography/apologia is paired with a review of all 101 of his books. Each book is represented by its first edition cover design and catalogue copy, and more than a third of his books are excerpted. The resulting retrospective contrasts the published writings (which read like short stories) with the author’s confessional memoir, forming a most unusual portrait of a well-intentioned, obsessively inventive (if ethically challenged) visionary." - http://www.alifeinbooks.net/