PanThe Minneapolis Star TribuneA foreword notes that a literary agent once deemed the novel 'unpublishable,' and if you attempt to read it, you'll see why ... Frequently inscrutable, it's a patchwork of bizarre scenes and absurd characters, jokey literary references likely to be lost on all but the most sophisticated readers and occasional bursts of personal history. Those bits where Zink writes of her early life all come near the end, and they nearly make the whole thing worth reading. Let's hope sooner or later she writes a proper memoir.
PositiveThe Minneapolis Star TribuneThat it works as well as it does, without bogging down in pathos, is a testament to Zink’s deftness in portraying the clashing values and quirks of three successive generations — baby boomers, Gen-Xers and millennials ... Zink has a sharp knack for illuminating the challenges facing American millennials circa now: the dicey customs and codes of an increasingly racially and sexually diverse society, the growing blur between social media and lived experience, the difficulty of making a living in a post-career economy.