Here are some snippets from the press release:
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT POLITICS . . . BUT DON’T breaks it all down, issue by issue, explaining who stands for what, and why—whether it’s the economy, the war in Iraq, health care, oil and renewable energy sources, or climate change.
No matter your political leaning or persuasion, here is the perfect book to brush up on a single topic or read through to get a deeper understanding of the complex, often confusing world of American politics.
The author is uniquely qualified to write this book. She has been exposed to every single argument from both sides on all the issues. Her father, Kent Conrad, is the senior Democratic senator of North Dakota and chairs the Senate Budget Committee. Her uncle, Edward Schafer, is the Republican U.S. secretary of agriculture and a former governor of North Dakota.
Here's Jessamyn Conrad's reading schedule so far:
9/17/08 Borders, 1801 K Street NW, Washington, DC(6:30pm)
10/2/08 Tufts University Bookstore, 40 Talbot Avenue, Medford, MA (2:30 pm)
10/14/08 Book Culture, 536 West 112th Street, New York, NY (7 pm)
I"LL BE AT THIS ONE, JOIN ME!
10/16/08 Johns Hopkins University Bookstore, 3330 St. Paul Street, Baltimore, MD (7 pm)
10/22/08 Northeastern University Bookstore, 360 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA (12 pm)
10/29/08 Borders, 400 Post Street, San Francisco, CA (7 pm)