"A wonderful book. The most charming smorgasbord imaginable of essays from around the world." – Diane Cole, USA Today.
"Without a doubt, this is the most nourishing essay collection I’ve read in years." – Susan Burmeister-Brown, Portland Oregonian.
"A labor of deeply felt love and keenly honed scholarship by an essay authority who knows his territory down to his bones." — Christian Science Monitor.
"The best available [essay anthology] no matter how crowded the field." – Chicago Tribune.
"The striking thing is how much Lopate has managed to pack in, and how high a standard he has managed to maintain." — John Gross, New York Newsday.
"Packed with personality and beguiling first-person prose… of reminders of the perils and pleasures of the craft." — The Wall Street Journal.