SELECTED MEDIA COVERAGE
“POETIC AND COMPELLING and offers the reader important insight into a segment of counter-culture that is under-represented in modern American memoir. IN THIS IMPORTANT BOOK, SAFRAN OFFERS UP THE WOUNDS OF A FLOWER CHILD, AND EVERY FRAYED PETAL IS ASTONISHINGLY BEAUTIFUL.”
- Gulf Stream
“FREE SPIRIT IS PROBABLY THE MOST POWERFUL BOOK THAT I HAVE READ IN A DECADE."
- Library at the End of the Universe
“Joshua Safran’s Free Spirit WILL MAKE YOU LOVE READING AGAIN. I laughed more reading this book than I have in years. SAFRAN IS FUNNIER THAN DAVID SEDARIS, but balances his honest humor with moments of intense poignancy and insight. I CAN'T RECOMMEND IT STRONGLY ENOUGH.”
- Dr. Sara Gottfried: Dr. Sara's Book Club
“This is a book that speaks for all of the voiceless children of abuse, addiction, and all manner of circumstance which serves to rob them of their childhoods, identities, and any and all sense of stability. . . This is a book that tells a story that has to be read to be believed, and once believed has to be shared with others. I know that THIS REVIEW CAN IN NO WAY BEGIN TO EXPRESS THE PROFOUND EFFECT THAT THIS BOOK HAS HAD ON ME.”
- WTF Are You Reading
“IF YOU READ ANY BOOK THIS YEAR - READ THIS ONE. I ABSOLUTELY BELIEVE THIS BOOK SHOULD BE ON EVERYONE'S MUST-READ LIST.”
- Overstuffed Princess
“I COULDN'T HELP BUT FIND MYSELF FEELING UPLIFTED AND EMPOWERED. . . HIS LIFE STORY IS ONE THAT WILL STAY WITH ME FOR A VERY LONG TIME. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS BOOK TO EVERYONE."
- Book Cover Justice
“FREE SPIRIT IS AN INCREDIBLE MEMOIR AND THE MOST HIGHLY INTENSE I HAVE COME ACROSS IN ALL MY MEMOIR REVIEWS. . . I was really hooked on this memoir, at times FOUND IT VERY DIFFICULT TO PUT DOWN, mostly because this book is written from the heart.”
- Autumn Blues Reviews
“FREE SPIRIT IS A BEAUTIFUL, POWERFUL AND INSPIRING BOOK AND WE ARE SO LUCKY TO HAVE IT."
- Reviews By Amos Lassen
"I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS MEMOIR! It is a book that you won't soon forget.”
- Garden of Books
“An emotional story of determination, spirit, and the true strength of a son’s love.”
- Literary Inklings
"A story of redemption and discovery. . . THIS BOOK BROUGHT ME TO TEARS."
- Marie's Book Garden
"FREE SPIRIT is the best kind of memoir–the kind that combines incredible experiences with excellent writing and a wry sense of humour. . . I loved FREE SPIRIT. . . It’s absolutely fascinating, funny, and memorable. I HIGHLY, HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT.”
- 5 Minutes for Books
"TO SAY THAT I DEVOURED THIS ONE IS AN UNDERSTATEMENT! I started and finished in a few hours as it was just that good! WONDERFUL DIALOGUE AND COMIC DESCRIPTIONS . . . A MUST READ! This book will have you laughing and crying! . . .VERY INSPIRING!”
- Crossroad Reviews