Reviews of “And Then We Danced”

June 30th, 2018
  • “Exhilarating” (Publishers Weekly)
  • “Sublime…Joyous” (Bruce Handy in Vanity Fair)
  • “A standout” (Kirkus Reviews)
  • “Henry Alford is an impossibly funny writer. This book is a droll collection of dance-related meet-ups and experiences…that coalesce into a memoir of self-discovery.” (New York Magazine)
  • “Alford seamlessly interweaves heartwarming and hilarious anecdotes about his deep dive into all things dance…Alford is a master of pulling the heartstrings, but in a positive, celebratory way.” (Misty Copeland in the New York Times Book Review)
  • “Lots of fun here for the dancer in all of us” (Library Journal)
  • “Witty and touching” (Christian Science Monitor)
  • “Funny, lustful, and insightful” (Dallas Morning News)
  • “With new insight and Alford’s trademark humor, Alford offers this cultural history to show how dance so expertly expresses the human experience.” (“8 New Theater Books You Need to Read This Summer”, Playbill)
  • “You’ll be laughing and tearing up at the same time. Read it before the heart-tugging film version does a tango with Oscar.” (July Book of the Month, Broadway Direct)
  • “He wholeheartedly illustrates the wisdom that shimmers at the heart of his book: “Hobbies are hope.”” (Newsday)