"What You Should Know About Politics...But Don't"

There's stuff I know, at least I think I know, about politics and stuff I really don't. And if you feel like I do, like you really want to be up on the issues for this important election, this non-partisan book might be for you. (Full disclosure: the editor of this book is a dear friend.)

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)

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)


brandy said…
What a great book idea!This definitely seems like a good time to be reading material like that.
The book sounds great! I'm all for voters becoming truly educated on the political process and the candidates. Thanks for sharing!

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American politics have always baffled me.. but i rather prefer to follow it from the news than read on it coz the former allows me to get up to speed alot faster and from many different views.

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afurino said…
This is a great idea. Many people view politics through their party's "lens." We need to step back and dissect each candidate's issues when deciding on who runs this country. Weigh the positives and negatives of each person's agenda and decide on who you share more of an interest with.
NA said…
Wonderful, this is what America needs....."too make an intellectual choice is understanding the choices". Often times we side with a particular party based on "lack" of understanding of political complexities. I also suggest, "George Bush versus the U.S Constitution."

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