For anyone who has ever wanted to explore the mindset of the truly drunk on kool-aid set, and survive it through intensive laugh therapy, this is your book. I have giggled my way through every, single chapter, all the while wondering why more folks in the political realm don’t use the very effective tools of ridicule, snark and satire more to their advantage on the progressive side of the fence.
I am thrilled to announce that Sam Seder and Stephen Sherrill of Air America’s Majority Report will be joining us in the FDL Book Salon for a discussion of their hilarious, yet pointed, analysis of how America in the era of George Bush is completely f@#^&* up beyond all recognition.
The upcoming schedule for the FDL Book Salon is as follows:
June 4: How Would a Patriot Act? Defending American Values from a President Run Amok by Glenn Greenwald, who will be joining the chat on June 4
June 11: Special TBA
June 18 & 25: Lapdogs: How the Press Rolled Over for Bush by Eric Boehlert, who will join us on June 25
July 2 & 9: F.U.B.A.R. : America’s Right-Wing Nightmare by Sam Seder and Stephen Sherrill, who will join us on July 9
For those of you who will be reading FUBAR, be sure not to miss "Spongebob Satanpants and Lenny the Cross-Dressing Shark." You can’t be too vigilant with your parenting and I, for one, would like the mystery as to whether Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and the Elf-Who-Would-Be-A-Dentist had something going on the side. That flaming red nose has always been a little…swishy…in my mind. (Not that there’s anything wrong with that…)
And don’t say that you haven’t been warned to take beverage precautions while reading this. Who knew you could have this much fun being pissed at the state of your nation? I’m expecting a very lively discussion about the serious underlying issues that Sam and Stephen discuss in FUBAR — but I’m also hoping that we will have a little fun along the way.
UPDATE: Forgot to add this: the official F.U.B.A.R. website can be found here, and it includes some info about Sam and Stephen, including book tour details. And for your listening pleasure, Sam and Stephen have put up audios of the phone calls that Sam made for the book, including my fave about Lenny the Shark. Mwahahahaha.