“A dreamy, half-stoned novel woven from autobiographical warp and fictional weft. . . . Brumbaugh has a witness’s acuity for detail, and his matter-of-fact prose is sprinkled with sharp-grain recall of little truths. . . . Like other novels with biographical components (think Flaubert’s Parrot), its gamble of semifactual structure pays off. . . . Beautifully captures the wrung-out feel of a depleted American century.” –Violet Carberry, Baltimore City Paper
“Goodbye, Goodness is the rock “n” roll Great Gatsby. The American dream, slaughtered during the indie-rock nineties by an author who lived it. . . . Brumbaugh’s a new voice–witty, smart, jaded and fresh, and his book brings together the hopeful and the lost, the reality and the dream, the humor found in desperation, and the other way around.
” –Tom Lynch, New City Chicago
“As the beautifully told story comes into focus, you begin to feel the relationships between the characters, each toiling at the edge of a frontier that’s been crossed a thousand times, each trying (with varying degrees of success) to live beyond loss and self-disillusionment.” –Daily Candy (Los Angeles)