• "Hilarious and touching"

    The Times
  • "Meg Wolitzer is so funny and clever she should be bottled and sold as tonic"

    Allison Pearson
  • "It’s funny, and it’s brilliant, and I press it on everyone I know"

    BBC Radio 4, A Good Read
  • "With a great lightness of touch, Wolitzer's novel satirises American literary circles of the Seventies and Eighties and traces the generation of wives who poured their own creative energies into "stoking the fires" of their husbands' reputations"