"What makes this book valuable is its in-depth analysis, complete with true stories, of legislative and executive oversight efforts." -- Political Science Quarterly
"The Art of the Watchdog
... ought to be required reading for any government executive. It's a timely reminder of the necessity for holding appointed and elected officials accountable." -- New York Times
"In The Art of the Watchdog
, Feldman and Eichenthal offer a comprehensive overview of the world of oversight from the perspective of two authors who have been around the block a time or two. If you want to understand the different forms of watchdogs and how they both succeed and fail, there is no better resource available." -- Neil M. Barofsky, author of Bailout: How Washington Abandoned Main Street While Rescuing Wall Street
"This is simply the best book written on the government watchdog function. It smartly explains how a persistent, gutsy, and empirical watchdog can be a tugboat moving supertankers." -- Mark J. Green, former New York City Public Advocate and author of Who Runs Congress?
"Who really watches out for abuses and waste in government? Often it is committed public servants who understand that oversight is part of doing the people's business. Feldman and Eichenthal show how effective watchdogs can lead to better government performance and improved public confidence." -- Tom Griscom, former White House Communications Director in the Reagan administration