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Misc. Monday: On Book Banning

Normally my posts are fairly lighthearted, and the ones that aren’t are more personal posts where I talk about depression and anxiety. I’ve thought long and hard about whether even to hit “publish” on today’s post, but I think, as writers, it is an apt topic for us all to consider. 662 more words


Shades of Fahrenheit 451

A children’s illustrated book, “A Birthday Cake for George Washington” had the neat intention of sharing with American children a piece of their history, and perhaps at the same time show them how to bake a cake for people who are special in their lives. 232 more words


The Next Generation is Going to Be Fucking Insane

No matter what your parents insist upon, you’re likely to do the opposite. It’s nature, the unwritten rule of western society. Nuclear families of the 1940s and ‘50s spawned the drugged out, hippie fuckheads of the 1960s, and they gave way to the rebellious youth of the ‘70s and yuppie scum of the 1980s. 699 more words


Ban My Book - Part 2

In my ongoing attempt to extend an olive branch to the crazies I’d like to offer some very compelling reasons to ban my latest book… 303 more words


November 13, 1953: When Red, Red Robin Comes Bobbin' Along

In the early 50s, folks worked themselves up into a real dither searching for Bolsheviks here, there, wherever they may be hiding. There was a commie round every corner; any person you met might be a secret pinko, hoping to lead… 428 more words

Wretched Richard's Almanac

Ban Before Reading by David K Shipler

How it feels to have your book suspended from a high school’s English curriculum.

Source: Ban Before Reading – The New York Times

“When Bakich called the book [“The Working Poor: Invisible in America”] Marxist and socialist, I knew that she had read it carelessly, if at all. 124 more words


COM601: Podcast #1 Reader-Response Theory and Book Banning

Chapter 5 – Fish’s Reader-Response theory and Book Banning