Praise for Dewdroppers, Waldos, and Slackers:

"For any lexiphile curious to know what Depression-era hobos called the local jail or how the term go ballistic emerged in the 1980s, this guide will be a pleasure."
Publishers Weekly, Dec. 1, 2003.

"A fascinating peek into some long-forgotten corners of American culture."
Sunday Columbus-Dispatch, Dec. 28, 2003

"Seldom has linguistic history been this much fun."
–Dan Hays, Salem Statesman-Journal, Dec. 21, 2003

"A real gem of word books."
–Dave Wilton, A Way with Words, Oct. 1, 2004