I bought this book last night and could not put it down. what an amazing story!
In spite of its serious subject matter, the book's pace is swift and entertaining -- and the author's wit and chronic neuroses are irresistible!
To paraphrase comic Jeff Foxworthy, if you find this engaging travelogue entirely humorless... you might be an Anti-Semite.
This was a delightful book that in many ways defies description. How does any modern person know what to expect about guiding sheep through the mountains?Published 4 months ago by A. Schwab
I loved the book! It transported me to idyllic scenes, and odd but funny and sometimes sad conversations. Totally readable!Published 5 months ago by S. Klein
I totally agree with one of the previous reviewers. Apple is an excellent interviewer and he raises thoughtful questions about antisemitism in Austria today. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Jonathan Groner
Interesting at first, but becomes he repeats himself. The book is more about the author than what he found.... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Judith Brown email@example.com
This sounded like a very fun book, but instead of learning about a shepherd in the Alps you get the added "bonus" of learning about the author's promiscuous side life, which is sad... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Caroline J. Baird
A chochem is, in Yiddish, a wise person. Sam Apple, the writer, is a lot wiser than Sam Apple, the character he creates, a woody allen-ish hypochondriac awkwardly trying to write a... Read morePublished on June 11, 2008 by Corey Fischer
There are two stories here. Which one dominates your reading will depend in part on your tendency to optimism or pessimism at the moment that you read. Read morePublished on April 28, 2008 by Lynn Hoffman, author:Radiation Days: A Comedy
I read this enchanting book when it first came out and could not put it down. Reading it for the second time, I can't help but wonder, "why isn't this a movie? Read morePublished on March 26, 2008 by Naomi S. Berman
To paraphrase comic Jeff Foxworthy, if you find this engaging travelogue entirely humorless... you might be an Anti-Semite. (Reading it might be a good self-test. Read morePublished on September 23, 2007 by R. K. Hart