"An amusing, intimate account of a season with the Flying Karamazov Brothers on their annual vaudeville circuit."
New York Times
"Chace presents a freewheeling and witty description of her transformation from New York acting student to vagabond trapeze artist."
"Ms. Chace describes the fear, the thrill, the catharsis of a fine performance, without self-aggrandizement or the use of cheap tricks. She achieves this through deceptively simple description, in the voice of a professional. Here, for instance, she looks back on her first performance: "I rushed some of the moments, not allowing the audience enough time to applaud. You have to stop very clearly in the circus and acknowledge them in order to give them permission to acknowledge you. Later, I learned to lengthen and enjoy these moments."
New York Times Book Review