" I really, really enjoyed it. Some of the stories I had heard but some I had not - they had me laughing - and reading what my Aunt Nancy said about my mom, well, that had me in tears...so at the risk of sounding cliche' " I laughed, I cried " - a great read - It brought back a lot of memories. " - Katie Makem-Boucher
" Wonderful! No, Wonderful is not enough. What you said was so perfect - so much like what I felt when they touched me. I think it is terrific that you are writing this after all these years. " - Joan M. "
" Even though you were a " blow in " when you arrived in Ireland, I loved the way everyone welcomed you." - Linda V.G.
" Remarkably open interviews that reveal their pasts - Makes you want to keep reading." - Mary Ann R.
" I feel like I was there with you, driving through the " pissing rain" and crossing the border through "no mans land." - Robert M
" I think every Clancy Makem fan should have your book. " - Joan
" Your book presented the most intimate glimpse of the Clancys that I've ever read, including Liam's book. The families are wonderful, dysfunctional, Irish to the core families and your ability to capture the diverse elements of love-dislike-envy-resentment-pride and blood ties in direct yet evocative language is stirring and stays with me long the book was read and absorbed. The way you presented the story, I almost felt that Sarah was a very living presence; you captured her influence on all her children so incredibly. I envy your beautiful willingness to present your own obsession, foibles, joys, great successes and great disappointments without a shred of self-consciousness or self-pity. That is why you are an artist. The rest of us can only look on in silent admiration. " - Kit
" I couldn't put it down and had finish it in one sitting. I got a sunburn." Margaret
" You made it easy to read and very interesting. Felt like I was there with you on the couch... " - Jan
" I can imagine the labor of love, collecting so many wonderful snippets of their lives and getting to know the lads through those closest to them. I am in awe, truly so. " - Patrick