Reviews - What do customers think about Settling for Beauty?
A Magnificent Book of Intelligent Poems Looking At Life Squarely Feb 9, 2006
J.D. Smith's book is a challenge to those who say you can't have both sly, intelligent humor and serious depth in poetry. His poems range from the difficulties of loving someone, asking that you start with a stone first, to looking at the cost of creating art through the lens of Prozac and modern medicine. Rarely have I read a book where the poems have stayed with me longer or had more impact on how I view the world around me. Buy it now -- it'll stay with you longer than that CD or self-help book you were planning to buy.
Settle for Beauty Dec 15, 2005
Engaging, delightful, thoughtful, insightful. You'll want to read J.D.'s poems over and over again.
One of Poetry's Most Original Voices Aug 31, 2005
A new collection of poetry by J.D. Smith is always something to get excited about and Settling for Beauty is no different. A true master of the art form, Smith easily shifts from style to style and from one theme to another. Settling for Beauty is full of surprises and rewards. A dedicated student of human nature, Smith has his own unique way of looking at the world, and through his insights and his marvelous wordplay he cajoles, convinces, and compels us to take a long look at our own lives.