"Sparkling and zany . . . so deft, so beautifully written." –The New York Times Book Review
"Deftly moving . . . brimming with poetic whimsy. . . . These tales are vibrant and poignant, as though deconstructing our compulsion to connect with one another were as easy as writing a story." –Elle
"[An] unsettling take on contemporary life. . . . Smith's style is terse and edgy. . . Provocative and enigmatic." –BookPage
"Always imaginative, deftly written, and often funny to a fault, The First Person and Other Stories
is a dizzying collection of stories by a writer unafraid. . . . One of the best surprises for anyone with a penchant for stories where language is foremost."
–Steven Whitton, The Anniston Star
"The First Person and Other Stories
target the romantic poseurs in all of us." –Vogue
"Everyone has their own tale to tell in this bangup collection. . . . At once quirky and compulsively readable, this collection puts a layered and enjoyable spin on the many forms of the short story."
"Intriguing. . . If Smith excels at creating, both in her stories and in her readers, a sense of eerie dislocation, she can also stir up an enchanting sense of whimsy." –Booklist
"Smartly constructed. . . . Compellingly quirky demonstrations of how our imaginations react to ordinary people and everyday occurrences. . . . Smith is an original observer of the blessings and curses of living inside one's imagination."