PositiveLibrary JournalMorris painstakingly traces Toklas and Stein’s steps across America in 1934 during the middle of the Great Depression... Listing every stop during their tour can get monotonous. However, Morris succeeds in describing a time when an experimental writer could become a celebrity ... Accessible and engaging, this fresh look at Stein’s life is especially recommended for those interested in modernist literature.
MixedLibrary JournalThrough extensive interviews with Pollard and associates, the author relates a slow-and-steady-wins-the-race narrative ... Pollard and GBV\'s narrative is one of prolific recording, prodigious drinking, constant touring, frequent lineup changes, and a litany of side projects. In short, it reads more like a list than \'a story.\' Given Pollard\'s extensive recording output, a discography would have been useful ... Essential for fans of GBV, lovers of 90s indie rock, and proud Ohioans.