If/when you buy it, and read it, I would appreciate comments on Amazon (be partisan!) and also your grandmother wants this book.
Shouldn't that be "reread it" for those of us who've been reading along the whole time?
Wait! Are we calling it WTWTA? Not WTWFA?
@JD: `its new after editing! @Rebecca: OH SNAP!
I saw this headline in the NYT on Sun, May 29, 2011 and thought of your blog and how detached from reality the NYT can be! There are a lot of "gems" in it! (http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/29/world/africa/29benghazi.html?_r=1&nl=todaysheadlines&emc=tha22) Headline: "In Libyan Rebel Capital, Shouts of Thanks to America and the West In Benghazi, Libya's rebel capital, Westerners are treated with a warmth and gratitude rarely seen in any Muslim country." From the article: "Americans and, for that matter, all Westerners are treated hereabouts with a warmth and gratitude rarely seen in any Muslim country â€” even those with 100,000 American troops â€” in probably half a century or more. People smile and go out of their way to say hello to them, and are almost shockingly courteous." "Here, even taxi drivers do not rip off foreign visitors, and when a taxi cannot be found, some passing driver will soon volunteer a ride, and will be likely to refuse any offer of payment. A big problem for non-Arabic speaking journalists who visit is trying to find a translator who will accept payment for his or her services." Ridiculous.
I know I'm a delinquent... Finally ordered this: am making a brief NYC-trip at the end of October; by then this should be awaiting me at my sister's place... Sentimentalism alert: felt a lump of sorts when I first heard about this coming out; due to the investment and collaboration that is perhaps possible only where a blog (and a blog run by someone as generous as sepoy) is concerned...