From musician Fred Perry on TOUCHED BY GRACE: Jesus, Gary, what a great book! It drew me in to the point of being eager to get home at night so I could read more, almost like a reality soap opera! As a bandleader myself, I could easily sympathize with the struggles and frustrations you went through with Jeff, and generally putting Gods and Monsters together. And what a vocabulary, both English and musical, you've got! You also really impressed me with your knowledge of the arts and culture in general. This book, in some strange way, validates and upgrades your whole career as a musician, IMHO! It's like it's on the record now, and for some people, who may not be familiar with your music, it lays out in black and white so many of the amazing things you've accomplished! And that dream at the end gave me non-stop chills!