When you choose a book, you look at the endorsements, right? Well I have a doozy for the back of my cover.
“Casanova got a bad rep for about three centuries. He was confused with Don Juan, he was censored until 1960, he was dismissed as a writer, and he was lumped together with famous misogynists. After the true text of the “Story of my Life” appeared in 1960, his admirers hastened to rescue the famous 18th century lover and illuminist from ignorance and neglect. Melissa Rea has brought him to life in our time. He was hard to resist in his lifetime and as this novel makes it clear he’s just as seductive now”
Andrei Codrescu, author of “Casanova in Bohemia”