See an interview (in two parts) with Lam on Tommy Douglas here (part 1) www.youtube.com/watch , (part 2) www.youtube.com/watch
"What Lam's book makes abundantly clear is that when people talk about the Canadian social safety net, it is really Tommy Douglas's legacy they are referring to."
- Quill & Quire
"Toronto emergency room doc and Asian immigrant Vincent Lam on Prairie socialist icon Tommy Douglas? Why not? It’s the rich authorial voice and hopefully unexpected perspectives that will make these brief histories succeed; we won’t be looking for new facts or discoveries."
- The Toronto Star
"Lam, the Giller Prize-winning author of short fiction who also happens to be a physician, gives Douglas's incomparable career a thoughtful, balanced, lucid assessment. Lam clearly feels a strong affinity for Tommy – not only for his innovative achievements in health care, but his compassion, decency and moral courage, all too rare in politics."
- The Globe and Mail
"So much of our identity as a nation is built upon the rock that Douglas reveals in these words. Vincent Lam has put together an excellent short biography that reminds Canadians of the importance of political courage. Tommy Douglas had that quality in spades, and we are all better off as a result."
- Canadian Interviews