Everybody behaves badly : the true story behind Hemingway’s masterpiece “The Sun Also Rises” by Lesley Blume tells the story of the events that lead to the writing of this classic novel. Blume reveals many details about the characters in the story, particularly the fact that they are all based on real-life friends and acquaintances of Hemingway’s. This fascinating book gives a behind the scenes look at Hemingway’s personality and his life in Europe when working on his first novel. He was a very ambitious, but as yet unknown author who he drew his inspiration for “The Sun Also Rises” from the sexual rivalry, midnight betrayals, and midday hangovers with his group of friends. Hemingway is portrayed as a death-courting, bull-fighting aficionado; a hard-drinking, and short-fused literary genius. A compelling read for anyone interested in the literature of Hemingway and the Lost Generation and how it still influences literature today.