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Christmas in July: Praise

A Notable Book of the New York Times 1992

"By far the best critical biography yet written of one of America's most treasured makers of film comedy...Clearly a labor of intense affection."
—Peter Bogdanovich, New York Times Book Review

"By far the most perceptive, fully researched, and entertaining book yet on the great man. Sturges would have enjoyed reading it and appreciated its careful judgements."
—Richard Corliss, Film Comment

"Jacobs' excellent book contains a penetrating analysis of all [Sturges'] films, and of his life. As well as anyone can, she has looked into the shadows of his past and drawn them out. Her touching and thoughtful work creates a flickering resurrection of the strange, gifted, lovely man that was Preston Sturges."
—William Kotzwinkle, Los Angeles Times Book Review

"A remarkable achievement."
—David Caute, Sight And Sound

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