Tuesday, November 24, 2009


Here's a recent review I did of Michael Berube's book on the left at war. You might have to scroll down a bit to get to the actual review.


Monday, October 19, 2009

I'll Never go back to... Georgia, well, actually

I'll be coming to Atlanta, GA and the Carter Center to speak about "What the Heck..." with some highly esteemed historians. Here's an announcement:


Thursday, October 1, 2009

Coming to the nation's...

For those of you in D.C. on October 7, check this out:

What the Heck... and the Progressive Book Club

What the Heck is now a selection at the Progressive Book Club (PBC). The interview below is a nice one:

I will be coming to Washington, D.C. to talk about the book at the Center for American Progress, an event that's also sponsored by PBC. That's on October 7, Wednesday.


If you're as sick of the right wing making baseless accusations about how just about everyone who believes in government is a socialist, check out this recent piece I wrote about Ken Burns's recent documentary, "America's National Parks."

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

a fun interview

Here's a link to a fun interview about "What the Heck..." Enjoy.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Friday, August 28, 2009


Just back from floating the Missouri and Smith Rivers, plus backpacking and fishing the Stillwater River (all in Montana), with a quick detour through Teddy Roosevelt National Park, plus ... "Lewis and Clarking" it throughout the area of Montana ("Montany," to quote Larry McMurtry).

While gone, CSPAN finally posted the book talk I did back in late June at Busboys and Poets in Washington, D.C. Fun to watch, because Jerry Rafshoon, Carter's publicity man, makes a cameo appearance at the end to ask questions. Here it is:


There were numerous reviews of the book that came out during the summer. The best compilation of these (though not all) is posted at the publisher's website page on the book. Here that is:


There were also pieces that appeared in Politico.com, Roll Call, and The Week. Hunt them down if you so desire.

"Summer's kiss is over baby..."

Friday, July 24, 2009

C-Span Book TV

A book talk I gave at Busboys and Poets (Washington, D.C.) will be on C-Span Book TV, July 25th at 9pm and July 26th at 10am. Carter's publicist, Jerry Rafshoon, happens to be there and asks good questions...

You can also google me and "On the Media" and get my last weekend interview there. You can also download Bob Edwards's interview as well.

Just out of a week long backpack trip in Montana and now onto a river trip.

Saturday, July 4, 2009


This week please keep your eyes out for a review in the LA Times (July 5).

I'll also be interviewed on our local WOUB news show on July 8.

If you get satellite radio, you can hear me on Bob Edwards's show which will be on July 9.

And then I'll appear on Michael Medved's talk radio show on July 10 (the interview takes place at 4pm EST).

I'll be on NPR's Weekend Edition at the end of the week.

Finally, if you missed the Colbert Report, you can see the show at his website or on Hulu.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009


I'm happy to announce the near release of my book, "What the Heck are You Up to Mr. President?: Jimmy Carter, America's "Malaise," and the Speech that Should Have Changed the Country, and some special events that will occur around it. For those in the general internet/cable world:

JUNE 30: COLBERT REPORT. Should be a fun interview, defending Carter's malaise speech.

JULY 15: BOB EDWARDS'S SHOW. Listen in...

For those of you in the New York City area, please come by to a small book talk I'll give at:

Barnes and Noble: Saturday June 27 at 2pm
6 Easy 18th Street, at 5th Ave

For those of you in my old stomping grounds of Washington, D.C., come by to:

Busboys and Poets: Monday, June 29, 6:30pm
1025 5th Street, NW
5th and K

For more on the book, you can check out this for now:


Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Tuesday, February 17, 2009


For those who missed it, here's a video file of my C-Span appearance:


Monday, February 2, 2009


A book talk I gave back last September will be televised on C-Span's Book TV. You can get the information here:


Thursday, January 22, 2009


Rebels All! just won an Outstanding Academic Title Award from Choice. Tell your friends.