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“’American BeheMouth’ is a fast read, much like a freshwater version of The Old Man and the Sea with a modern take on issues, both in sports and in modern American history and culture. An exciting adventure in raising the world-record bass, the story makes us think about American innovation, overachievement, and ethics with consideration as to the cost. What is the price of being the best?”

“’American BeheMouth’ is a mythical tale of man attempting to tame nature while learning of his own weaknesses and inner compulsions.”

“American BeheMouth is the story for those in search of landing the BIG one. Along the way, you’ll find yourself drawn into issues of the day that cause you to question some of your own values, as well as be reminded of a few life lessons couched in metaphor. An especially great read for every fishing enthusiast….” Read more

“I found the novel to be an accurate depiction of modern American family issues. It was a fun read as well as relevant in showing some real issues in how we are always trying to reach for more, like the bigmouth goggling up all those trout. P.S. I want to go and find that lake in Kentucky!…” Read more

One reader likened the book to the “Field of Dreams” of bass fishing.

“I am not into fishing, but I read the book since I am interested in ecology and the environment. The metaphors the writer uses are good for all of these issues. We are genetically altering our food and fish, and then wondering what is wrong with us later.

The metaphor of the fisherman who is constantly pushed to be more productive in “catching” and in raising an even bigger fish is true in our workplace and country today. We are always wanting more, more, more. It’s also true about American obesity as well.

We worship sports heroes who use performance-enhancing drugs and we wonder why our kids make questionable choices along the way….” Read more

“I see similarities to David James Duncan’s ‘The River Why’ in the protagonist’s journey. The books both show the distinction between competitive angling and true ecology and love for a fishery.”