My new book about the Human Rights Commissions, coauthored with Pete Vere, will be out at the end of this month. It’s called The Tyranny of Nice (the website is still under construction, and the ordering function needs tweaking, but there it is, anyway. NOTE: the “real” site will be up in a couple of days — believe me, I’ll make sure you know about it. It’ll have PayPal and everything.)
So I can’t call Acoustic Ladyland my “new” book for much longer.
You remember Acoustic Ladyland? The e-book Mark Steyn wrote lots of nice things about:
By the way, Kathy Shaidle has a new e-book out. I’m so square I’m not sure I quite know what that is, but I’ve read it, and it reads like an old-fashioned non-e-book, only better. You should get it. It’s her collected columns mostly from The Toronto Star, and it begins with a fine jest on the Star’s pedantic copyeditor who would have rewritten Al Jolson into saying, “You have not seen a single thing yet.”
Miss Shaidle doesn’t miss the Star’s copyediting, but, if they had any sense, they’d miss her. She’s the nearest Canada has to those Fleet Street gals who get a page all to themselves of a mid-market tabloid like the Mail or the Express or the Standard and use it as a kind of virtuoso highwire act of punditry. She has fans around the world: in the course of the last year, I’ve sat in a restaurant on the beach at Malibu and at the Savoy Grill in London and listened to various long-distance admirers regale me with favourite examples of her prose.
If anyone of Toronto’s dozy editors had any sense, she could be the Dominion’s Julie Burchill. I especially like her more or less regular headline over the week’s all too predictable gay-activist item – “More KY For The Slippery Slope”. It’s fantastically rude, but also a fine crack, as one would hope the larkier gays would be the first to acknowledge…
Steyn also says nice things about my writing in the Introduction he’s written for The Tyranny of Nice, but you’ll have to wait a few more weeks to get to read that.
While you’re waiting, you can always buy and download my e-book Acoustic Ladyland at a special new price.
No delivery charges or waiting — just download your copy here and start reading right away!