"An endlessly fascinating book…."
–Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, The New York Times
"Mahoney’s characterizations are masterful. She impeccably re-creates Hellman’s friends and the emotions they summoned up in her younger self."
—Los Angeles Times Book Review
"Rosemary Mahoney…brings to her memoir the shaping and insight and sheer good writing we expect from a work of fiction."
—The New York Observer
"This brave and heartwrenching book is the final evidence that, as far as writers go, Mahoney is the real thing."