An author’s greatest pleasure is sincere praise from other authors. They, more than anyone else, realize what it takes to put together a work, be it a novel, a work of detailed research, or any other genre, consisting of hundreds of pages which captures to attention of the reader and makes it difficult to lay down once started.
When I saw the reviews that two of my accomplished author friends had posted on Amazon, I was deeply honored and humbled. Lee Pennington, a retired University of Louisville, KY professor, poet and three-time nominee for the Pulitzer Prize in Literature wrote the following about Most Comprehensive Origins of Cliches, Proverbs and Figurative Expressions Volume II:
All the sayings are in alphabetical order so it’s so easy to look up that expression you’re so familiar with and wanted to know its origin. Everything is there from “an ace up one’s sleeve” to “it‘s a dog’s life” to being on the “wrong end of a stick.”
I do not know whether to praise you or kill you because ever since Volume II arrived I have been unable to put it down which means my own work has had to be put aside. It is the best book you have written so far. I particularly like the overall composition of the book and, in particular, the care you have taken to give the origins of the various expressions. Truly a commendable and memorable piece of writing which must represent thousands of hours of work
This book, and the original volume make excellent Christmas gifts and they are available on Amazon worldwide.