“MacPherson’s book belongs with the best of the works on Vietnam, and there has been no better body of war literature that I know of.” – Joseph Heller, author of Catch-22.
“Despite its size, this book is not a door stop, it’s a brain stop. Read it!” – Gore Vidal
“MacPherson’s enchanting dual biography…the epilogue “hammers home that even [today] men use women’s bodies as political bargaining chips.” – The Washington Post
“Irresistible pry into the family life of our politicians…MacPherson insists that most politicians really are narcissistic, power-mad and married to their aides.” – Kirkus Review
“Through this very personal story about one woman’s battle with breast cancer, Myra McPherson weaves practical and inspiring lessons into an intimate portrayal of Anna and her family and friends. Those who have an illness and those who care for someone with an illness will benefit from Anna’s energy and courage and the support and dedication of those who love her. We have much to learn about coping with illness – Myra MacPherson’s book is a powerful educational tool for a very difficult subject.” – Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter