• "A man who knows exactly what he is writing about and has written it marvelously well"

    Ernest Hemingway
  • "O'Hara understood better than any other American writer how class can both reveal and shape character"

    Fran Lebowitz
  • "O'Hara occupies a unique position...He is the only American writer to whom America presents itself as a social scene in the way it once presented itself to Henry James, or France to Proust"

    Lionel Trilling, New York Times
  • "More than any other American novelist, O'Hara has both reflected his times and captured the unique individual for generations to come"

    Los Angeles Times