- General David H. Petraeus (U.S. Army, ret.)
"Mahee-ra har waqt az aab biggeree, taazaa ast. Whenever you take a fish from water, it is always fresh - meaning there is always potential for a new start."
- Howard Altman, senior writer and military affairs correspondent for The Tampa Tribune, TBO.com and WFLA-TV
"The foundation of a culture is language. Edward Zellem's work of Afghan Proverbs at this critical moment is a tool for integration, communication and sharing values. An excellent compilation."
-Dr. Farid Younos, Afghan-American TV personality, host of the Dr. Younos Show on NOOOR-TV, and professor at California State University-East Bay
"Captain Zellem's collection is an outstanding work that underscores our common humanity."
- Dwight Jon Zimmerman, New York Times #1 best-selling author
"The books are a wondrous novelty in many cases. They help encourage a reading habit, to spread the word that reading need not be just for information but can be fun as well."
- Nancy Hatch Dupree, author, historian and founder of the Afghanistan Center at Kabul University