"Kirstein was interested in everything that was interesting, and this book is a record of a superb mind accompanied by a passionate heart."
--Palm Beach Post
"Throughout, Kirstein remains patrician, cranky, and intoxicatingly judgmental. Yet his credo that the ballet language exerts a moral force bears consideration in an era when anything that moves is often construed as dance. To the end of his days, Kirstein kept the faith."