"Forbert's memoir may be one of the best of the year.....Reading
[it] is like sitting down with an old friend, listening to him spin
out stories as you'd listen to some old familiar, favorite music.
...Big City Cat, offers a glimpse into the ways that Forbert
continues to develop this gift of creativity that has sustained him
all these years." -- Henry Carrigan "No Depression"
"Forbert has a warm way of describing the pull of NYC and the ensuing challenges of getting traction, against the context of a small town upbringing. ...His perspective on what life was like for a 20-something recently arrived in NYC is sharp. ...Forbert offers a sparkling observation about the pull of music as excellent as any I have seen." -- Brad Auerbach "Entertainment Today"
"An enormously entertaining and endlessly touching memoir of where Forbert started and where he is now. ...the book turn(s) the sunshine on a man who is one of the best friends American music ever had." -- Bill Bentley "The Morton Report"