Robert Avrech, who blogs at Seraphic Secret, read The Bookworm Returns : Life in Obama’s America, and then wrote the kind of review that every author dreams of getting. What makes it better than the mere words is the source. Robert is an Emmy Award winning screenwriter, which means that he really knows his writing. Add to that the fact that, as his blog routinely shows, he’s brilliant, erudite, compassionate, amusing, and just an all-around wonderful thinker . . . and, well, you understand how flattering it is to get a review like this:
A few days ago, a friend from shul told me that he feels like giving up.
“Reading your blog post about the countless gender choices on Facebook,” said my friend, “made me realize that my grandchildren won’t be shocked at this craziness. To them, it will be normal. And that is sick. It feels like the radical left have won the culture wars and now we’re just fighting over meaningless scraps.”
“We can’t just give up,” I said.
But his despair left a profound impression on me.
Is it true that the radical left have already won? Does the rise of a Marxist community agitator to POTUS mean the end of the American Republic?
And then I sat down and read The Bookworm Returns: Life in Obama’s America, an eBook which should be mandatory reading for every American.
Bookworm Room is a wife, a mother, a lawyer, and a blogger who is something of a hero to me. Whenever I need some common sense talk about difficult political or social issues, I make my way to Bookworm and see what she has to say.
Her opening essay on guns, written as a letter to a teacher (but wisely never sent) is a classic discourse on the Second Amendment, and how best to protect our children.
Because Bookworm is a brainy lawyer who has not sacrificed her common sense, she writes astonishingly clear sentences that manage to cut to the heart of, well, everything.
Her chapters on what the Democrats have done to our health care system is, quite simply, revelatory.
Read the rest here. Even if you don’t want to read the rest of the review, you might want to check it out because Robert’s pretty sure he’s found a picture of me.