"Julian Simon left an indelible imprint on the making of economic policy in America...In his autobiography, Simon describes the trials he faced in gaining wide currency for ideas that were once considered heresy."
—Jim Heins, University of Illinois
"This autobiography seeks not only to recount a life story--through childhood, college, the Navy, the advertising business, graduate school, the mail-order business, and an academic career as a 'freelance prospector' in numerous fields--but to provide insights into Simon's 'quirky' personality and way of thinking...Recommended for public and academic library collections, lower-division undergradute through professional."
"...these pages succeed in capturing and presenting the essence of the man: The persona that shines through in them is unmistakably Simon's own en-gaging, thoughtful, often light-hearted, always unflinchingly honest self."
—Nicholas Eberstadt, Washington Times