Need a Reason to Smile?
[S]urprisingly fascinating, consistently
and often weird as hell . . . Baltimore at its bizarre best.
Baltimore City Paper
stories, Baltimore's magic springs from everyday revelations, casual
and a peculiarly provincial brand of working-class sadness,
wrapped up in both urban decay and local pride. Through it all
Smile Hon revels in Baltimore's every eccentricity.
Xiao-Bo Yuan, The Johns Hopkins News-Letter
add a great deal of dimension to a multi-faceted city
in which I've been fortunate enough to have a number of memorable experiences,
making me eager to go back for some more.
Tom Crites, Paniscus Review
the mace and watch out for gentrification.
Yet another fine collection of tales about living in Baltimore.
Logan Bay, Quimby's
In terms of
local tales, Smile Hon is the literary equivalent of the Sizzler All-U-Can-Eat
It's bountiful and bursting at the seams with delicious morsels . . .
Ali Fenwick, The Johns Hopkins News-Letter
captures Baltimore's grit and glitter, horror and
Heath Row, Zine World: a Reader's Guide to the Underground Press
nothing about Baltimore, and since the few pages I've read out of this so
all concern the crime situation down there, all I can say is: Thank goodness.
Jeff Somers, The Inner Swine
have caused a bit of a stir in my office . . .
Martin O'Malley, Mayor of Baltimore