"These autobiographical stories sparkle with vignettes of people, places and pets, but their deeper subject is that of the woman pianist in a male-dominated world. The subject is not new, but Ms. Montparker brings to it a rewarding freshness of insight." -Jerome Lowenthal, pianist and faculty at The Juilliard School. "The pianist's latest book deserves to be read by anyone who plays or wishes to play or ever wished to play the piano, and by everyone else too. She writes about the music in a sane, wise, humane voice in this charming, instructive, often moving collection." -Michael Kimmelman, chief art critic for The New York Times, and pianist.