"Younger Than That Now is the most honest, compelling book I’ve ever read about the 1960s generation and its coming to maturity. Fresh, moving, funny, and incisive, it encompasses many very American things: the differences and mutualities in the North and South, ambitions, defeats, and loves, and the passing of time itself across a broad national landscape."
–Willie Morris, author of North Toward Home, My Dog Skip, New York Days, and The Ghost of Medgar Evers and editor in chief of Harper’s Magazine, 1967-1971
"A story of friendship, carefully and lovingly tracked down the years, this book is by turns sad and happy. It moves and it touches…. For anyone who came of age in the late ’60s, and survived to tell the tale, this is essential reading."
–Campbell Black, author of Raiders of the Lost Ark: A Novel
"Younger Than That Now took me back abruptly to the sixties and seventies when my sons and their friends (and parents, too) were grappling with the upheavals and tragedies of Vietnam, the sexual revolution, and the Civil Rights Movement. The passage of time has blurred and thrown shadows over all those crises, that anguish–the courage and hope and naivete and illusion and foolishness that we all to some degree participated in. Younger Than That Now brings that time vividly back to life. It rings with authenticity."
–Ellen Douglas, author of Can’t Quit You, Baby