“[Gallop’s] ruminations on the emotional and intellectual contradictions of being mother, partner and public intellectual are consistently probing, self-aware and generous—even gushing when her children are involved—and always intrepid about issues of anger and doubt.” — Publishers Weekly,
"[A]n approachable and engaging book. Written in an astonishingly personal and self-aware voice, Gallop manages to engae the reader while simultaneously tackling the somewhat heady writings of Barthes' Camera Lucida, Sontag's On Photography, Kathryn Harrison's novel Exposure, and Pierre Bourdieu's Photography. — N. Elizabeth Schlatter, Photovision
"Blau's talent for finding the perfect picture in the mundane moment is evident from the many photos presented with the text -- what makes them stand out is Gallop's commentary, both as subject and as scholar. . . . In combining this very candid view of her body with her very candid thoughts, Gallop ends up creating her own self-portrait -- more vivid than any camera could capture."
— Liz Miller, Bookslut
"Gallop's book provides more than a presentation of a unique domestic life. It is an intersection of her ideas and scholarship . . . and her private life. She uses her experiences and Blau's photographs as an unusual plumb line against which she tests theories on photography, sociology, culture, feminism, literature and art, among other things." — Mary Louise Schumacher, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel,