“Chekhov and Kafka, after consulting Chaucer, might have collaborated on The Men's Club. It is excellent.” ―John Leonard, The New York Times
“Leonard Michaels's stories stand alongside those of his best Jewish contemporaries--Grace Paley and Philip Roth. Like theirs, Michaels's vernacular achieves the level of song.” ―Mona Simpson, The New York Times
“Leonard Michaels was an original; everything he wrote, like it or not, came alive. His prose moved at a fast clip and paid readers the compliment of assuming they could match his mental velocity, with a concise, pungent and pyrotechnic style that tolerated no flab.” ―Philip Lopate, The Nation--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.