"Expertly translated by Joseph Farrell, My First Seven Years
vividly chronicles the Nazi-Fascist scourge. ... A fascinating account of a writer's formative years, by turns tender and sardonic."
--Ian Thomson, author of Primo Levi: A Life
"Replete with humorous anecdotes and zany events, this book is an entertaining, life-affirming and informative read. ... Fo paints a picture of a bucolic childhood, of wild adventures and japes, but interweaves this innocence with the often brutal political and social realities of the time, which impinge, even if indistinctly, on his child's mind." --Morning Star (UK)
"Masterful scenes of black comedy"-- Guardian (UK)
"A mezmerizing portrayal of early childhood, told with great panache and well-timed comedy."--Good Book Guide (UK)
"Dario Fo's crafty and uproarious memoir...both hilarious and deadly serious."--The Socialist Review