Matt Potter's writing possesses a delicate snark, an incisive wit that lifts even the commonplace into unique memorability. The characters have the makings of great fictional people: they're singular and quirky, but at the same time possessed of an indisputable sense of reality. These people exist, they live and breathe, and we the readers, recognize in them our friends, our family. And ourselves. ~ Guilie Castillo Oriard, author of 'The Miracle of Small Things' The small fictions in 'Based on True Stories' will not lull you - they will piss you off or, at the least, move you to indignation or tears or laughter. Maybe all three. These gems provoke, like the tip of a chef's knife pricking skin, and just as the words get uncomfortable, the story delivers the bit of redemption that reveals the humanity of his characters - and of us all. These stories are real, raw, and honest. The reading doesn't get much better than that. ~ Linda Simoni-Wastila, Senior Fiction Editor at 'JMWW'