Kensington Kid Reviews

“Write like you talk. Don’t try to show off.” Bill mastered that. The books sounds like a real person is talking right to you. That’s a rare thing and a good thing"
Stu Bykofsky - Philadelphia Daily News


"Kensington Kid was an enjoyable read that captured  the small town (small minded, suspicious, envious and proud) nature of one of Philadelphia's legendary neighborhoods. The green painted alley fences, the gossipy crew of block moms in house dresses and the irreplaceable corner stores all came to life again."
Clark DeLeon, Columnist, Author


"Reading The Kensington Kid brought me back to a place and time that I'd actually never been, but wish I had.  It's a story about an era, however hard, that was indeed kinder, gentler and more loving."  
Bruce Schimmel, Founder Philadelphia City Paper


"If you've spent time in the shadow of The Market-Frankford EL, This book is for you!"
Debbi Calton, 102.9 WMGK Philadelphia's Classic Rock


"This is what our children should be reading about in school. This is history, the stuff their parents lived. If you lived in Anytown or Anyplace in the US you will relate to this book. The author simply recreates his life on paper yet somehow transports the reader back in time to re-experience their own individual lives. His writings are the spark that rekindles many long lost childhood memories that can now be shared with an entire new generation and generations to come."
S. Troyer, San Diego, CA


"Every page brought back another memory!"
F.C. Schmidt, Pottsville, PA


"My family and I love the book, been telling everyone about it.  It really brings back a lot of good memories.  Never knew we had accents until we moved from Kensington.  When we say certain words or phrases, people make fun of us.  My brother-in-law is buying a book to give to his boss so he will understand where he comes from and why he talks the way he does.  They have had numerous talks about his upbringing, and this book will confirm what he has told him in the past.  Thank you for the walk down memory lane."
Frank & Tracy Motta


"I read your book and found it interesting & nostalgic - with a lot of humor! I wish you good luck with the book, as "a kid" who grew up in  Glenside in relatively the same era there were lots of reminders of things of the past. I would have reviewed it in my column but this week is my last one, after 10 years enough is enough. Good Luck!!"
Ted Taylor, Author, Columnist, Professor Chestnut Hill College