The Perpetual Motion Machine was reviewed by Kirkus Reviews. The book is a memoir that tells the story of Brittany Ackerma, the author, and how she would gradually find her way back to a fragile sobriety. The story told in simple language has eloquet silences and chronological ruptures that symbolize the fractured nature of her life and that of her brother. They called it a breif but poinant memoir. Kirkus Reviews is an American book review magazine founded in 1933.