However enjoyable or “Payneful” it is for Julie Schumacher to be in Professor Fitger’s head, she would be well-advised to return to her fictional Professor of Creative Writing and English Literature’s academic world. The cast of characters seen through Professor Fitger’s letters of recommendation resemble composites of many encountered by me in my forty years of librarianship in institutions of, and I use this term loosely, higher learning. Julie Schumacher’s novel scores an A+ in my class.
Schumacher, Julie. Dear Committee Members. Doubleday, a division of Random House, 2014.