Congenial, erudite, electrifying, this book is a must read for anyone who cares about books and their business. Publishers Weekly starred review Epstein is not only thoughtful and experienced, but also a hell of a good writer. Boston Sunday Globe, Peter Davison Humane, razor sharp, and charmingly told. Kirkus Reviews, starred review Reading [Epstein's] book is like enjoying a great jazz impresario: there's a wonderful riff coming at any moment. New York Times Book Review, Laurence J. Kirshbaum It is possible, even likely, that no one knows more about the publishing industry than Jason Epstein. Norman Mailer A brilliant, moving and profoundly insightful rendering of the history, status and future of American publishing. Toni Morrison History, memoir, and prophecy ... [by a] man who has been at the creative heart of American publishing for fifty years. E.L. Doctorow A must read for all who love books and publishing and for all who wonder whether either will survive. Howard Gardner A wise and insightful book on the present state and the future of book publishing. Michael Korda "