Sunday, September 2, 2018

Because sometimes you just need a chuckle

Reporter, by Seymour Hersh, is a mostly serious look at the role of journalists, the years when Vietnam and Watergate dominated the news, the tension that has always existed between the powerful and those who write about them, the importance of questioning authority, and the fact that cover-ups and lies by the powerful have been around for decades. 

But there are humorous moments:
"As we got settled [around the pool], I saw a young woman reading my book [about Henry Kissinger] while sunbathing. Thirty minutes later she was fast asleep, with the opened book shielding her face from the sun."

Ah, the glamorous life of a writer!

3 comments:

  1. Hi Jennifer, just wondering what's the best way to get a hold of your books? eBook or paperback.

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    1. Thanks for asking--All of them are available as ebooks. The three novels also have print versions, and I believe Try Not to Breathe is the easiest to find in paperback if you prefer print books.

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  2. Probably the one and only decent thing Kissinger ever did for humanity when he protected her from sunburn.

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