"Ms. Joseph's sense of the apt detail, of the rapid-fire of human commerce, of the way the important gets hidden in the flippant, the hilarity of it all, the sadness, too, the sympathy she emits and provokes for the complexity of just living -- all that makes this book irresistible to me."
-- Richard Ford
"Somehow hard-boiled and warm-hearted all at once, Joseph's stories have an unflinching honesty and a wry appreciation for the absurdities of masculinity and motherhood."
"I am grateful for every minute I spent in the delightful company of Diana Joseph. I picked up her memoir late one afternoon, and proceeded to ignore my children, my dinner, and even my bedtime. I gobbled it up in a single sitting. Funny and poignant, it's a real treat."