Geoff Dyer was a talented young writer and determined to write a study of D.H.Lawrence. But when he sat down to write the book, he found himself distracted by . . . everything. Geoff is a man who finds himself gripped by indecision at every turn, who agonises over where to settle down to write, whether or not he should move in with his almost-girlfriend, and even which edition of Lawrence's poems to pack in his rucksack. Out of these endless evasions, as he travels the world, Dyer provides fascinating insights into Lawrence's life and the continuing value of his work - and into the myriad anxieties that define the life of a writer.