"I haven't laughed this hard since David Sedaris' "Me Talk Pretty One Day.""
--"Los Angeles Times
"Acidly funny. . . . Mr. Steinberg proves to be a keen observer, and a morally serious one. His memoir is wriggling and alive -- as involving, and as layered, as a good coming-of-age novel."
--"The New York Times
""An impressive account of a world that few readers of this newspaper will recognize [written] in wry, captivating prose."
""Hilarious enough to make you want to read its lines to anyone who happens to be around, and profound enough to have you care deeply about many of the men and women whose crimes have brought them to Boston's Suffolk County House of Correction. . . . There's plenty of humor here, for sure, but Steinberg, in tender, understated prose, also brings out the inmates' irrepressible humanity."
--"San Francisco Chronicle
""Steinberg's writing is funny, poignant and accessible. He's the guy you want in front oshow more