From Library Journal
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.
It's the liveliest and most entertaining work about a noble profession that has appeared in years... Walker's learned essays on freedom of the press, libel, editing, the varieties of reporting experience and other topics... give the book body. Style and stories give it flavor and bouquet.(New York Times Book Review)
It is the sort of book which will prompt all newspaper men... to glow with recollections of their experiences in the 'game.' And to those who know nothing about newspaper work except what they have learned from plays, novels, and the movies, it will come as an exciting exposé, very likely to disabuse their minds of foolishly romantic notions but corrective and enriching on that account.(Books)
Keen, quick, interested in every detail of the endless moving picture of life which shows itself to the city editor daily. Mr. Walker writes about his craft in a style which seems fresh from the reporter's typewriter, written to catch an edition.(Saturday Review of Literature)
Authentic and valuable... It is worth tons of books on 'How to Become a Journalist.'.(Christian Science Monitor)