RaveAssociated PressThirty-nine may seem a little young to write a memoir, but in Carlile’s opinion no one is too young, too old or too uninteresting to write their own story ... Broken Horses shines for this very reason. It’s clear that through writing the full arc of her story, not only does the reader get to better know the Americana singer, but she begins to better understand herself ... She’s perceptive, vulnerable, humble, funny and above all else, a good story teller. She’d already proven her storytelling chops as a lyricist and she proves them once again in these pages. She knows how to use a few words to make a big impact.
RaveThe Associated PressAni DiFranco has spent decades challenging the status quo, standing up for what she believes and creating honest, raw music. Her memoir is an extension of these passions ... \'No Walls and the Recurring Dream,\' is unapologetic, steadfast and vulnerable. The book also stands alone, for those who haven’t before encountered DiFranco. She is vulnerable in a way that is brave, she recognizes the imperfect moments in her existence just as she acknowledges her own triumphs. The honesty of her introspection encourages the reader to look internally as well ... You don’t have to be a staunch liberal or feminist to appreciate what she has to say and the stories she has to tell. DiFranco does a brilliant job of walking this line. She won’t sugarcoat her own opinions, but she also leaves room for a conversation to unfold.
Maurice Carlos Ruffin
PositiveAssociated Press\"The world Ruffin creates is semi-satirically extreme, yet there is an air of plausibility that is unsettling ... Heart-wrenching and morally ambiguous, We Cast a Shadow explores questions of justice and self-actualization ... Unapologetic in his ability to make the reader uncomfortable, We Cast a Shadow is a challenging, thought-provoking debut by Ruffin.\