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Dear Committee Members - A novel

Julie Schumacher

Finally a novel that puts the "pissed" back into "epistolary." Jason Fitger is a beleaguered professor of creative writing and literature at Payne University, a small and not very distinguished liberal arts college in the midwest. His department is facing draconian cuts and squalid quarters, while one floor above them the Economics Department is getting lavishly remodeled offices. His once-promising writing career is in the doldrums, as is his romantic life, in part as the result of his unwise use of his private affairs for his novels. His star (he thinks) student can't catch a break with his brilliant (he thinks) work Accountant in a Bordello, based on Melville's Bartleby. In short, his life is a tale of woe, and the vehicle this droll and inventive novel uses to tell that tale is a series of hilarious letters of recommendation that Fitger is endlessly called upon by his students and colleagues to produce, each one of which is a small masterpiece of high dudgeon, low spirits, and passive-aggressive strategies. We recommend Dear Committee Members to you in the strongest possible terms.

Finally a novel that puts the "pissed" back into "epistolary." Jason Fitger is a beleaguered professor of creative writing and literature at Payne University, a small and not very distinguished liberal arts college in the midwest. His department is facing draconian cuts and squalid quarters, while one floor above them the Economics Department is getting lavishly remodeled offices. His once-promising writing career is in the doldrums, as is his romantic life, in part as the result of his unwise use of his private affairs for his novels. His star (he thinks) student can't catch a break with his brilliant (he thinks) work Accountant in a Bordello, based on Melville's Bartleby. In short, his life is a tale of woe, and the vehicle this droll and inventive novel uses to tell that tale is a series of hilarious letters of recommendation that Fitger is endlessly called upon by his students and colleagues to produce, each one of which is a small masterpiece of high dudgeon, low spirits, and passive-aggressive strategies. We recommend Dear Committee Members to you in the strongest possible terms.
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Finally a novel that puts the "pissed" back into "epistolary." Jason Fitger is a beleaguered professor of creative writing and literature at Payne University, a small and not very distinguished liberal arts college in the midwest. His department is facing draconian cuts and squalid quarters, while one floor above them the Economics Department is getting lavishly remodeled offices. His once-promising writing career is in the doldrums, as is his romantic life, in part as the result of his unwise use of his private affairs for his novels. His star (he thinks) student can't catch a break with his brilliant (he thinks) work Accountant in a Bordello, based on Melville's Bartleby. In short, his life is a tale of woe, and the vehicle this droll and inventive novel uses to tell that tale is a series of hilarious letters of recommendation that Fitger is endlessly called upon by his students and colleagues to produce, each one of which is a small masterpiece of high dudgeon, low spirits, and passive-aggressive strategies. We recommend Dear Committee Members to you in the strongest possible terms.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Robertson Dean

Length:

3h 56m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:13


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

02:19


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:48


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

01:52


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

02:47


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

01:56


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

02:30


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:04


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

03:30


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

03:54


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

01:09


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

03:06


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

01:17


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

03:06


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

01:40


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

02:56


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

03:19


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

03:07


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:18


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:12


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

01:10


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:16


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

01:51


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

02:59


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:06


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

02:23


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

02:43


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:46


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:10


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

02:06


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:42


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:11


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

03:44


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:58


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

02:27


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:05


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

01:24


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:59


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

03:18


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

01:38


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:36


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

02:10


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

02:46


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

02:33


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

01:41


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:58


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

01:11


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

02:45


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:03


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

02:37


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:13


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

03:00


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:02


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

03:17


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:43


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

02:07


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

02:04


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

02:40


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

02:49


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

06:38


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

00:54


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:40


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

03:39


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

02:41


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

02:55


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

09:57


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

00:58


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

09:13


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

00:28