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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 2 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 5 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 14 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 14 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 16 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