Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Banned from the Bedstand

Two books are getting a lot of publicity this week. I won't read either one.

At The Center of the Storm by former CIA director, George Tenet describes the role of the agency, particularly post 9/11. Tenet has been doing the talk show circuit defending what he did and said prior to the Iraq invasion. Enough of the juicy part of Tenet's book has been written on the web and in the blogs. Based on what I have heard from Tenet on the talk shows, the book is a CYA (cover your ass) attempt for his role in pushing the Iraq invasion. I'll pass on Tenet's literary apology.

By the way, four years ago today, George W. Bush landed on an aircraft carrier with a big sign announcing, "Mission Accomplished."

Silent Partner: A Memoir of My Marriage by Dina McGreevey recounts details of her marriage to former NJ Governor Jim McGreevey. This is the kind of story Oprah loves and she dutifully had Mrs. McGreevey on her show. I find the entire tale sordid and disgusting. No offense to Mrs. McGreevey, but people in NJ are sick of hearing about her husband. For the sake of her daughter, this was a book and a topic not writing.

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