Mark Binmore proves that being an author can be modern, ecstatic, flippant and funny but also serious and intelligent. Although frequently seen as reserved and secretive, Versus America written with his co-operation, shadows Mark in unusually intimate detail as he works, relaxes, gossips, argues and every now and then, trying to make sense of what he does. Perceptive and amusing Versus America describes the inspirations, the rows, the confrontations with obsessive book readers and the earning and expenditure of vast sums of money. In this book, Chris Henson presents more than a documentary of a book tour - he traces Mark Binmore's wider history and shows his determination to be expressive and entertaining. It is an extraordinary story of what it means to be an author today.