"A rich, complex account of Windows on the World . . . Stories of creation and destruction told in an informed and compassionate voice."
"The city’s premier celebration venue, deeply woven into its social, culinary and business fabrics, deserved a proper history. Roston delivers it with power, detail, humor and heartbreak to spare."
"Roston has crafted the most detailed, all-consuming and thoroughly spellbinding portrait of [New York City] during this daunting, delirious decade that I’ve ever read."
"Crisply written, deeply researched."
One of The Must-Read Books of Fall 2019
"A painstakingly researched, emotionally engaging account of the hard-won rise--and fall--of a landmark New York City restaurant."
Roston has been a frequent panelist and moderator at conferences and festivals across the country and in Canada. He has most often been asked to speak at film festivals as an expert on documentary film.