Book Review

September '14

Dear Committee Members (Hardcover)
Julie Schumacher

This is a fun book, just right for when you want something entertaining to read, and don't want to think too hard.  Main character Jason T. Fitger is Professor of Creative Writing and English at Payne University.  As such, he is asked, hundreds and hundreds of times, to write letters of recommendations for students, former students and colleagues.  Recommendations for jobs, fellowships, academic appointments, and funding.  Fitger is witty, he is acerbic, and highly opinionated, and just can't keep those qualities out of his letters of recommendation.  Each letter is a page or two, and includes enough information about what is going on in Professor Fitger's life to make you want to know more.  Highly recommended in the "light but good" category.