"Eighteen, by Sandy Steinman, is authentic, penetrative, and wise. Here is an amalgam of fiction and memoir, of tradition and culture rendered with a diamond cutter's precision and art. Here are small stories that have much to impart: so honestly, so engagingly - here is an illuminated manuscript of journeys: personal, yet universal, and supremely captivating."
- Robert Scotellaro, author of Measuring the Distance and Ways to Read the World
"This writer is brilliant!! I'm floored by the stories I've read - her attention to detail and playfulness of language. Sandy Steinman has a seriously wonderful and vibrant voice."
- Meg Pokrass, author of Spinning to Mars and Cellulose Pajamas
"This accomplished collection of flash fiction/flash memoir delights the reader with humor and wisdom as it excavates the universal mysteries of the human heart. Alive with the things that a reader might desire - anecdotes, shining everyday details, family history, quirky characters -these stories are Sandy Steinman's generous life gift to us."
- Mary Kay Rummel, Poet Laureate Emerita of Ventura County, California
Author of The Lifeline Trembles and Nocturnes: Between Flesh and Stone
"In Eighteen, Sandy Steinman offers vignettes about growing up in mid-20th century Brooklyn, New York. She writes in the voice of wife, mother, daughter, neighbor, even an Iranian cab driver. With humor and often unusual anecdotes, Steinman reveals a world where a daughter is visited by the ghost of her father, a mother loses her memory, a Jewish department store owner is chastised for having a Santa Claus, and a young girl is pressured into marrying by 18. The book ends with an astonishing synopsis of a long life from age 2, sitting on a pony, to a stunning portrait of the author with her aging mother."
- Michelle Demers, author of Green Mountain Zen