After several unsuccessful attempts to verify Jim McGarrah’s expertise in the fields of  epistemology, sociology, psychology, anthropology, ontology, etymology, linguistics, polemics, or semantics and failing, we found it necessary to elicit comments from a few of Jim's old drinking buddies in order to fill up space on this page:

"Jim McGarrah is an old reprobate. He drinks too much and lives in a closet full of skeletons he won't come out of. He is the person fathers warn their daughters about and mothers tell their sons not to emulate. His own children don't consider him a good role model. But, damnit, this guy can write and if you dare to navigate these pages you may learn something valuable that you didn't know before." - Walt Whitman

"When to the sessions of sweet silent thought I summon up remembrance of great characters, I tip my wine goblet to Falstaff and James McGarrah" - William Shakespeare

"Had I not the good sense to buy and read one of Jim McGarrah's books, I might never have written The Wasteland." - T.S.Eliot

"buffalo bill's defunct, but jimmy isn't" - e.e. cummings

"Life, friends is boring. We must not say so. After all, the sky flashes, the great sea yearns, we ourselves flash and yearn, and morever my mother told me as a boy (repeatingly) 'Ever to confess you're bored means you have no Inner Resouces. Spend more time with Jim McGarrah'." - John Berryman

"I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked, dragging themselves through the negro streets at dawn looking for an angry fix, angelheaded hipsters burning for the ancient heavenly connection to the starry dynamo in the machinery of night, and Jim McGarrah led the way." - Allen Ginsberg