An intense memoir of restricted scope which may live on as the most suggestively accurate picture of Williams ever done. -- Kirkus Reviews, March 15, 1990
Costly Performances comes across as more authentic - and honest - than most 'insider' celebrity books. -- Lerner Newspapers, June 7, 1990
It offers tons for Academe to feed on in years to come. It's a wonderful book- like being with Williams. -- Christopher Street, Issue 144, Vol 12, May 1990
It's hard to imagine not being fascinated by this account of the last act of Tennessee Williams's life. -- New York Native, July 23, 1990
Unique because of its special insight into Williams' personality and of an artist at the end of his rope. -- Chicago Tribune, September 25, 1990
From the Publisher
The original publisher, Paragon House, NYC, nominated COSTLY PERFORMANCES/Tennesee Williams:The Last Stage for the nonfiction National Book Award, 1988.