Porpora’s coming-of-age memoir is a brilliant debut from a fine writer with an intriguing way of viewing the world. It’s also a story of how the hand a kid is dealt need not foretell his destiny.
USA Today

…A heart-wrenching-yet-hopeful story…
New York Daily News

Must-read…an usual coming-of-age story, written with humor.
New York Post

…Porpora is able, almost miraculously, to find love in the spaces between the pain…
Newsday

Kenny Porpora lived an outlaw childhood…His memoir has been praised for portraying the complexities of those around him.
ThriveWire

…Kenny’s style is sparse and clean. He is a master at simple dialogue, and he has crafted a story that slowly, and then quickly, unfurled in my hands as though I had been waiting years for it….
The Rumpus

Alarmingly engrossing….a memoir that should be moved to the top of everyone’s to-read list immediately.
Lambda Literary Review


Media

Ten Books to Take On Your Next Road Trip – Yahoo! Travel

Audio Book – Books on the Nightstand, Audiobook of the Week

Podcast – Behind The Prose podcast

News Coverage – 12 News