'He has a great fund of stories. In fact, he has written several books of humorous tales and quotations ... The books are laugh-out-loud funny ... As well as finding amusing words, Jim Simpson addresses serious topics with compassion and insight.'
-- Ron Ferguson, Press and Journal
'He's up there with the Rev I.M. Jolly in the mirth-making stakes ... Like his previous books, this one is a delightful and thought-provoking blend of seriousness and humour.'
-- Gordon Bannerman, Perthshire Advertiser
'His books always brighten the greyest of days ... an impish sense of humour ... tempered with an element of seriousness ... a welcome stocking-filler for the many fans of his writing and work.'
-- Life and Work
'Thought-provoking kernels are there in anecdote after anecdote ... Based on a wealth of stories, reading and research with a deft touch in the writing, this is a book which, once read, will be dipped into again and again.'
-- Northern Times
'There are plenty of amusing anecdotes ... He keeps you turning the pages, and stops while you still have the appetite for a few more. James Simpson fans will be very disappointed if their Christmas stocking doesn't contain a copy.'
-- Martin Brasier, The GoodBookStall