"Your father in his three-dimensional fullness was a character as captivating as any a Bellow or Mailer or Roth ever created. I couldn’t have created him on my meager talent alone. He had to come to me fully formed."
—Michael R. Newman
Other words from friends and family:
"Excellent, as I read it I can hear Fred speaking."
"This is good stuff. As a doctor, a bit of a swashbuckler. As a father, a rescuer. As a husband, a romantic. He had a lot of confidence in his own wits."
"With tears in my eyes I just finished the last page. Loved it. Different than anything I have ever read before. Every medical and/or Jewish family should read it for sheer knowledge."