Childress’s sense of style is really infallible.  There’s not a false step or misplaced word: his love of academic life is clearly matched by love for the craft of writing. — Ken O’Donnell

The writing is at different times and the same time brilliant, funny, angry, and ironic. It informs the reader, engages the reader, infuriates the reader, entertains the reader, and never lets the reader off the hook, from the brilliant prologue to the compelling aftermath. — David Labaree

Lays bare the unspoken and often assumed rules of the game and sets about defining them for the uninitiated. — Times Higher Education

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