"His letters portray Merton's enduring exuberance and optimism, as well as his keen intelligence and sharp-tongued humor.... In reading these letters, one wistfully longs for Merton's close company."
--The New York Times
"Merton's wit, vitality and intelligence animate the collections in flashes of wisdom and insight."
"A fascinating glimpse at a witty, winsome, and often playful Merton and an important addition to Merton collections."