"[The contributors] discuss [Berry's] placing community and interaction for the common good over the centralization of the work and life of the world." Mary Popham, Courier-Journal.com"
"A broad collection of writers examines the famous Kentucky agrarian writer's work through a series of essays." Lexington Herald-Leader"
"This collection is a must-read, must-own….It is filled with the richness of writings from the essayists who delineate not only Wendell Berry's great works, but give us a glimpse of the man, one of Kentucky's greatest wonders." Mary Popham, Louisville Courier-Journal"
"This is a remarkable collection for reference and reflection."Mary Popham, The Courier Journal"
"This collection of essays put together by editor Jason Petes are written by 27 scholars, activists, and fellow authors that 'unite considreations on Berry's thinking, friendships, and labor.'...[It] is perhaps as good a glance inside the soul of Wendell Berry as one could hope for." Modern Mountain Magazine"
"Not only reminds us why it is such a pleasure to read Wendell Berry's work...but it further compels readers to take seriously the implications of his work for their own lives and in their own communities. In doing so, it serves to extend the already considerable reach of Berry's legacy."Journal of Agriculture and Human Values"
"In many ways, this collection reads like a tribute to Wendell Berry and through this tribute the authors lead the reader into Berry's thoughts on community, responsibility, and fidelity and these qualities are the yardsticks of happiness. One of the points driven home by this collection is that one should not consider the writingsof Wendell Berry without also considering his life, and thus the title of this collection is appropriate. Jacob Jones, University of Florida" Jacob Jones