• "Cohen gets the music biography he truly deserves"

  • "Simmons’ clear affection for her subject helps to illuminate Cohen’s motivations and working methods and gives an intriguing insight into his singular mind"

    Sunday Times
  • "The year’s most meticulous, elegant and satisfying rock book"

  • "Simmons loves language, hates cliché and takes her time... [she] recreates long-gone incidents with such vigour that you’d swear Simmons was there at the time, sitting in the corner and taking notes"

  • "A well-rounded portrait of the poet-singer…his dry wit finds an echo in Simmons’s phrase-making"

    Financial Times