• "One of the funniest, most tragic and most touching books I have ever read. A testament to a family, a time and a place."

  • "A masterpiece"

    Irish Times
  • "One of the most gripping, intense and moving autobiographies I have ever read."

    Independent on Sunday
  • "It sweeps across 120 years of family history, weaving a tragi-comic saga of love and books, of Jewish life and immigrant life the world over, and of the universal madness of families. Read it now - I promise you won't read a more brilliant book in a long, long while."

    Daily Mail
  • "If you have 18 euros in your pocket and at least two days left to live, then you should do one more thing to die without regrets, and that is to read this book."

    La Republica