offers a tender and unvarnished glimpse of two cultural milieus
A wise, rueful reflection on a lost milieu but an ever more present and essential writer.
Dreamlike and gossipy, this beautifully written memoir of reading, writing and partying in 1970s New York is supremely smart and enjoyable.
An elegant, intriguing pleasure
It is the intelligent, elegant, gossipy book on Hardwick I have been waiting for since I read Pinckney's letters to the author.
Evocative... freewheeling... like being at a particularly fabulous literary party
[A] compelling paeon to a vital, if unlikely, friendship
[A]n intriguing glimpse into a generation of serious intellects