"...a portrait of a father's poignant legacy and what struck me as a dead-on depiction of how a family diverges from a center."
-Bruce Webber, the New York Times
Thomas, a skilled and provocative writer...as an actor walks the walk and talks the talk of each of his distinctive characters "
- Francine Russo, the Village Voice
"It is remarkable how entertaining and satisfying Thomas's memoir is...Stuffed with big themes and memorable characters."
- David Cote, Time Out New York
"Thomas conveys to us what it meant to be a black man in Alabama in 1933, more potently than I've ever witnessed. He tells his story with affection, humor and pride." Martin Denton, NYTheatre.com