"A delight…Academic pretense, bohemian fakery…sibling rivalry, the search for love and the
comforts of friendship. Let Nothing You Dismay ties them all together in a well-told story…By turns zany and meditative, satirical and mellow"
–Dan Cryer, Newsday
"Uproarious…One of the funniest writers around"
—The New Yorker
"A wise, hilarious stocking stuffer, the kind to read five days before Christmas every year."
–Michael Musto, The Village Voice
"Wryly comic, sweetly aphoristic"
–Susannah Meadows, GQ
"The guy practically takes language out to the park to play with it."
–Mark Bazer, Boston Phoenix
From the Hardcover edition.