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This collection of essays is incredibly solid.
He is a street- wise writer and his knowledge of everyday realities blends well with his concern for overriding themes regarding the human condition.
Maybe because I've read him so closely, wherever his essays and stories appear, I felt at times like I had read essays here before.
This collection of essays is incredibly solid. There were a small handful of mediocre essays, but no dogs. Most of the essays are incredibly entertaining, erudite, and witty. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Greg Linster
Epstein is a perennial winner. He would very much like to be a bad boy of letters but a prissy grace stops him from being acerbic rather than cautionary. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Really a Reader
I have read Epstein's pieces in the Wall St. Journal and have become a fan. He is a wonderful writer and has written much on a variety of subjects. Read morePublished 19 months ago by MGKAL
Joseph Epstein's personal essays revealed much about the man that I did not know. Wonderful, biting essays about famous writers and philosophers, together with laugh-aloud... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Joyce Kossy
Joe Epstein is an outstanding exponent of the essay- for his readers they entertain and inform about subjects that range across the spectrum of subjects.Published 20 months ago by Edward B. Hauck
These essays are among the best I know. Epstein has an eye for the interesting subject, and a great intellect to work on it. Read morePublished on May 27, 2010 by Shalom Freedman
Twenty years ago I was an avid reader of Joseph Epstein's magazine pieces; his essays contra political correctness were music to my ears. Read morePublished on August 30, 2009 by Reader