MixedThe Boston GlobeGopnik writes with an approachable style and straightforward language, dipping frequently into personal stories ... The book doesn’t delve much into sociology research that might shed light on how parenting affects economic prosperity or other outcomes.
PositiveThe Boston GlobeIts breadth can at times be exhausting, but Mukherjee has a knack for transforming seemingly dry subjects into elegant and urgent narratives. His topic is compelling. The pull of inheritance has fascinated and troubled writers for centuries.