Don Hazen, Executive Editor of the progressive web site AlterNet.org, emailed the author after having read half of the manuscript:
"Your manuscript is very interesting, and I’m enjoying it. I can’t recall anything else that catalogues the failures of consumer capitalism and the future solutions, at the same time and place. It is a very encouraging read, in a time of little optimism. . . . [Once it is published,] I’d be interested in excerpting it on AlterNet . . . ."
Michael Parenti, author of The Face of Imperialism, Contrary Notions, and many other books critiquing U.S. society and foreign policy, writes,
"Return of the Light is a utopian 'looking backward' analysis of society and how a prosperous, equitable politico-economy can be created. Clearly written, hopeful and useful for those interested in building a real democracy."
Leslie Keenan, President of the Printed Voice, which will publish the book once the funding goal is reached, remarked, “This book could be explosive!” This was a spontaneous comment in a non-promotional setting.