"In Gathering Roses, Thorns and All, ZsuZsa Simandy unveils a strikingly candid mosaic for her life. Replete with joy, pain, elation, and sorrow, her beguiling memoir confirms a universal truth: in order to allow the exquisite, charmed nature of life to unfold, we must embrace all of it. Beautifully written, each page draws us further into arresting images and deep-seated emotions that beckon us to examine our own lives with freshly opened eyes in grateful appreciation."

        -Dr. Raeleen D'Agostino, author of Living La Dolce Vita

"This is fine, fine writing....It is tone-perfect and a joy to read."

        -Writer's Digest