"A treasure trove for Fitzgerald enthusiasts, scholars, and aspiring writers… an invaluable glimpse into a brilliant but struggling writer's process."
– Heller McAlpin, NPR.org
"His best writing is grounded in a specific time and place, and then propelled by his deep emotional attachment to the subject matter... shows curious readers how the author tried to mine an idea... editor Anne Margaret Daniel’s individual story introductions are highly informative, and her extensive annotations are illuminating."
– Dave Page, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"No English-language author ever wrote a more musical sentence than Fitzgerald, a stunning accomplishment considering his work’s diamond-like clarity... few can doubt the greatness of what he did write in his hectic, too-short life."
– James Grainger, The Toronto Star
"I'd Die for You stands apart by shining a light on Fitzgerald's darker, more autobiographical side.. a necessary and welcome addition to his oeuvre….Its value derives largely from the different note struck by these stories, the ways in which they diverge from the work that Fitzgerald is often known for. The collection demonstrates his tremendous range, macabre wit, and above all, his risk-taking, most notably in the emotional core of the stories and the unflinching reality from which they derive.”
– Zaina Arafat, Vice
“A treasure trove of tales too dark for the magazines of the 1930s. Lucky us.”
– Tom Beer, Newsday
"How pleasurable to be borne back ceaselessly into the past... The material in this collection trades in mature topics... Fitzgerald’s precision and fineness, even at the depth of his powers, exceeds contemporary writers by miles."
– Joseph Rago, The New Criterion
“Fitzgerald’s supreme luck with editors who ‘got’ him is continued by Anne Margaret Daniel in this collection of previously unpublished and uncollected Fitzgerald stories, notably from the ‘30’s. In her ministrations to the stories themselves and for readers, contextualizing what hadn’t been seen before is about as good as it gets.”
– Jeff Simon, The Buffalo News
"For F. Scott Fitzgerald fans wanting a thrill that readers of his time were denied... Part of the charm of this anthology is that the stories appear without the censorship to which they might have been subjected."
– James McGrath Morris, Dallas Morning News
"Many of the stories remained unpublished because Fitzgerald reached a point in his career when he refused to allow his work to be edited by the magazines that might have bought them. Now, here they are — a welcomed addition to the Fitzgerald canon."
– Paul Alexander, Washington Post