"An outstanding piece of literature."
-- The Richmond Times-Dispatch
"A fascinating story, complex and with a haunting finish."
-- The Washington Post
"A mystery story, a history lesson, a personal journey between hard covers: a great, American vintage."
-- Darin Strauss, author of Chang & Eng
"A brilliant ... hybrid of history and memoir, biography and travelogue."
-- Robert Olen Butler, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain
"Much wine writing is dull stuff, full of posturing and genealogy. Kliman delivers suicidal doctors, dashing Air Force pilots, and transgendered multimillionaires ..."
John T. Edge, author and director of the Southern Foodways Alliance
"Superlative ... a mysterious Chinese chef whose spicy Szechuan cuisine tends to make gourmands weak in the knees (and sweaty on the brow) -- but whose wandering ways tend to drive everybody crazy. ... Kliman writes about being utterly consumed with Chang's cooking and peripatetic tendencies both. ... Delicious."
The Washington Post
"I don't think the world can have too much Chang."
David Remnick, The New Yorker