"Richard, in the span of 269 breezy pages, falls in love, has his heart broken, sees his showbiz dreams crushed, and—beautifully, almost imperceptibly—becomes a man."
Finalist for the James Thurber Award, the Paterson Fiction Prize, and the Benjamin Franklin Award for General Fiction.
A New York Public Library Best YA Book of the Year and an American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults.
"One of the best films I have ever seen about the theater."
—Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun Times
"One of the year's ten best."
—David Denby, The New Yorker
"Art is a fairy tale we choose to believe in, and this movie, a fiction confected about real people, is too good not to be true."
—The New York Times
Me and Orson Welles on All Mixed Up with Peter Bochan on WBAI, New York