"As entertaining, lyrical, and amusing as she is inquisitive, exuberant, and daring, Jessica Maxwell is the Empress Tizzie Izzie of adventure writing."
— Tom Robbins
"When the fly-fishing instructors’ hectoring fades away and the inevitable big fish is duly subdued, and the wiggling, jiggling, and tiggling is over and done, this rookie’s sweet discovery is the same as that of every fly fisher I respect: it was never about the fish; it was about the joy."
— David James Duncan, author of River Teeth
"La Femme Jessica lurches from one improbable, hilarious, and outrageous adventure to the next in a style she herself calls ‘girl gonzo stuff.’ No one does it better."
— Tim Cahill
An Alternate Selection of The Literary Guild and Book-of-the-Month Club