"Maureen Corrigan has produced a minor miracle: a book about The Great Gatsby that stands up to Gatsby itself."—Michael Cunningham
"With her infectious enthusiasm, no one is better at bringing a book to life than Maureen Corrigan. Her vividly personal evocation of Fitzgerald and The Great Gatsby is at once a labor of love, the story of a quest, and a mother lode of information and insight. As a biography of a novel, it reads like a novel."—Morris Dickstein, author of Gates of Eden and Dancing in the Dark
"So We Read On is a fine book on many levels, almost too many to list. This book is a love story about a book. It's an expression of love for one of the most lyrical and engaging and prescient novels in the English language. Maureen Corrigan writes not only with passion about her subject, she writes with an understanding of America and the elusive goal represented by the green light on Daisy's dock."—James Lee Burke
"Maureen Corrigan's brilliant Gatsby book takes you on a revealing expedition into the wilds of American literary culture. It might be called How Gatsby became "Great". An intoxicating cocktail of talent, celebrity, gangster noir, and the vicissitudes of reputation that create a classic."—Ron Rosenbaum, author of The Shakespeare Wars
Praise for LEAVE ME ALONE, I'M READING:
"Corrigan's eclectic taste and skillful assessment of new writers as well as those long dead are particularly astute."—USA TODAY
"A brilliant and funny narrative of [Corrigan's] own reading life . . . Utterly original."
"Immensely likable, eclectic, and dynamic, Corrigan is as adept in her analysis of life as she is in her fresh and significant interpretations of books."
"Corrigan is erudite without being the least bit pretentious... Dipping into Leave Me Alone, I'm Reading is a little like visiting that friend whose house is always full of books and who always sends you home with one you're excited to read."—Detroit Free-Press