A sampling of critical reviews of Jeff's books from major newspapers, magazines and trade publications follows:
WHO'S WHO IN ANIMATED CARTOONS
Library Journal: "...an exceptional book highlighting the creative talents that have made animation not only an art but also a successful industry."
THE FACTS ON FILE GUIDE TO RESEARCH
Gale Reference Reviews: "This book is a winner."
School Library Journal: "A nuts-and-bolts guide to research...A no-frills, solid reference source."
SCARED TO DEATH: A LORI MATRIX HOLLYWOOD MYSTERY
Midwest Book Review: "... a delightful Hollywood cozy mystery [that] weaves in and out of the Hollywood mystique…Lenburg doesn't disappoint in his choice for the unveiling of evil."
THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF ANIMATED CARTOONS, SECOND EDITION
Bookwatch: "'The Encyclopedia of Animated Cartoons' is.an important, benchmark publication for students, fans, and historians of cartoon animation."
Reference and User Services Quarterly: "...best general work of its kind available today."
THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF ANIMATED CARTOONS
New York Times: "This book satisfies the hungriest fact-addict....with wonderfully fussy details. For the animator cel collector...or popular culture aficionado, the author nails down the facts and fancies of this still-expanding art form."
ALL THE GOLD IN CALIFORNIA AND OTHER PEOPLE, PLACES AND THINGS
Knight Ridder: "Gatlin shares the hard lessons he's learned from the seductive influences of drugs and alcohol, so others won't ruin their lives as he nearly did his."
ONCE A STOOGE, ALWAYS A STOOGE
Philadelphia Daily News: "A fascinating look at the development of American entertainment from a person who managed to experience it all."
Los Angeles Times: "An affectionate, thoroughly enjoyable remembrance of a lifetime spent on the road and on the screen."
BASEBALL'S ALL-STAR GAME: A GAME-BY-GAME GUIDE
Booklist: "Die-hard fans will enjoy the book for casual reading and its comprehensive coverage of the topic."
PEEKABOO: THE STORY OF VERONICA LAKE
Orange County Register: "'Peekaboo' offers us a rare glimpse at the inner workings of a woman who had it all, but didn't even begin to have the slightest idea of what life was all about."
THE GREAT CARTOON DIRECTORS
Choice: "A swell little volume that really delivers…For cartoon fans, it is, literally, a book you can't put down."
DUSTIN HOFFMAN: HOLLYWOOD'S ANTI-HERO
Los Angeles Daily News: "Roses to Lenburg for not pulling any punches…He gives all of Hoffman, the good, the bad and even a tad of the ugly."
THE THREE STOOGES SCRAPBOOK
Los Angeles Times: "Contains everything Three Stooges fans may want to know about their favorite comedy team."