If you're in the DC area, here's a reminder to check out Washington Post writers Kevin Merida and Michael Fletcher tonight--Tuesday, May 1, 2007 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Karibu Bookstore15624 Emerald Way Bowie, MD 20716, before they roll out again on tour (Atlanta area). They'll be discussing an amazing and hornet-stirring biography of who my late mother called, "a handkerchief head and spook-a-demus of the worst kind," Clarence Thomas. Supreme Discomfort: the Divided Soul of Clarence Thomas is a must read, even for your up-coming beach trips, believe it or not. Click here for the authors' website and excerpts; you can purchase the book on amazon through my website's "What I'm reading" page.
Was Mom right? Hell Yes and Hell No, according to the authors, who have painstakingly opened the life of a very complex, closed individual, from birth to present day, and track the seminal events that shaped and continue to shape his views, his rather insidious and often insincere sponsors/backers/handlers, his jurisprudence and the public's perception. This is a man who very well may party with hogs like Rush Limbaugh--whose wedding he officiated--then goes home and cries in his sleep for doing so. Torture, hypocrisy and cognitive dissonance run that deep.
I hope to have an interview with the authors very soon; later this month they'll be discussing the book in the DC area--Silver Spring and Politics & Prose bookstore--and then Baltimore. In the meantime be sure to check out another fantastic non-fiction choice: Ghetto Nation by Cora Daniels.
FYI, facist sluts Michelle Malkin and Ann Coulter have been attempting to evade debate on Supreme Discomfort on the barking head circuit lest they give it too much piggyback PR. Keith Olbermann and Charlie Rose need to headline this book, and hell yes so does Tavis, along with Ghetto Nation. Feed your brains, folks. Your teeth will rot from too much candy-ass street lit and soap opera novels (you know of whom I speak...)
Any comments on Mr. Justice Thomas, especially if you've read the book?