"Particularly perceptive and engaging."
- Publishers Weekly

"Miriam Levine, as her family used to say, was 'born with a mouthpiece', by which the forever-dying world is turned into artful speech and made to live again. from a portrait of a syphilitic uncle to a visit to the aging Jean Rhys, this wonderful memoir endows Levine's world with the second life of art."
- Lewis Hyde, author of The Gift and Trickster Makes This World.