Though from this review, one can’t tell whether or not the new bio is worth having, Flannery O’Connor is always worth reconsidering, or meeting for the first time, or just plain following around from a respectful distance, the way I like to do. My lord, she was a hardass. And funny, so funny, so dry. But she wasn’t trying to be funny when she said “I write because I’m good at it.” Because she did. And she was. And she is.