I think, at this point, I have enough to really start contacting libraries. A good review in Kirkus? Check. A good review in Foreword Reviews? Double-check.
Here’s a snippet, which I really am starting to like:
It would be easy to dismiss The Unauthorized Biography of Michele Bachmann (and Other Stories) as merely self-indulgent writing. From a self-styled “director’s commentary” introduction to the patronizing first of two intermissions, readers are never allowed to forget they’re reading fiction. They’re never able to fully immerse themselves into the stories without the presence of the author. But like a pinch of cayenne pepper added to a batch of chocolate chip cookies, Brosky’s ego is the flavor that turns his cast of misfits into the perfect confection.
This is totally true. There is a little of my ego in there. This is a smart review. A very, very smart review.