PositiveThe Los Angeles Review of BooksThough A Burglar’s Guide to the City is filled with other colorful exploits, it’s far less a handbook for would-be thieves and instead uses their craft as a springboard into a heady series of interrogations of urban design and architecture ... A Burglar’s Guide to the City is bestrewn with similar, entertaining turns of phrase but as a whole, its structure is ironically (appropriately?) labyrinthine, filled with tangential side passages and discursive stairways that don’t necessarily lead anywhere specific.
MixedThe Los Angeles TimesImportantly, Orenstein stresses that men must be held responsible for preventing sexual assault while women should be encouraged to master 'assertiveness and self-advocacy [as] crucial defensive skills.' ... Orenstein's tone can be slightly parental and smacking of middle-class respectability. Within the spectrum of 'sex-positivity' she leans more center-left than radical, and there's a subtle air of disapproval in how she discusses such topics as porn, hooking up and especially anal sex, which is always framed negatively.
PositiveThe New York TimesLee’s book doesn’t radically depart from its predecessors so much as provide a useful and important upgrade by broadening the scope and, at times, deepening the investigations.