• "Nerdishly clever, entertainingly original and even a moving reconfiguration of the memoir format."

    Bernadette McNulty, Sunday Telegraph
  • "Fagen, as you might expect, is an elegant and erudite writer."

    John Mulvey, Uncut
  • "If you're a Dan fan you should read this book. If you're not a Dan fan you should read it anyway."

    The Afterword
  • "Part memoir, part personal dissertation, and it makes for an enjoyable, if brief, read."

    Dylan Jones, GQ
  • "A curious little autobiographical volume by another hero of long ago, Donald Fagen, once and again of Steely Dan."

  • "Eminent Hipsters is regularly funny and insightful."

    Sunderland Echo / Dorset Echo
  • "I would like to be given Eminent Hipsters."

    Sebastian Faulks, Observer
  • "An excellent, albeit slim, collection of essays about the Steely Dan singer’s formative teenage influences as "a subterranean in gestation with a real nasty cast of otherness"."

    Andy Gill, Independent
  • "A memoir of inspired essayism and darkly comic recollection which barely touches on Steely Dan yet utterly satisfies."

    Mat Snow, Mojo
  • "This is moaning of the highest order — jazz moaning, you might call it — and Fagen keeps it up for 70 brilliant, hilarious pages. For the intelligent, grumpy old music fan, only one of these books needs to be bought as a present this Christmas, and it’s not Morrissey’s."

    Markus Berkmann, Spectator