I don't do this part very well, folks. I'm great at ripping apart someone's bad idea or managing enough snark to keep you snickering, but today I'm tooting my own horn.
You see, I wrote a book. Scott Walker's Wisconsin: A Fairly Conservative Perspective was a project for last year that I - tada! - actually finished. (Read the thanks at the end and you'll find out how.) It was a great experience to write a project with more than two hundred words.
And I'm told it's pretty easy to read. The first section of the book examines a lot of what you might not know about Wisconsin's governor. Take a chance by reading the preview of the book provided at the Amazon link. I think you'll find perhaps there's more to his story than you'd expect.
The second part of the book covers the protests and just how crazy Wisconsin politics became. You'll find some great photos from photographer Nick Schweitzer woven into the story. The last section discusses the recall.
For $5.99 it's a relatively complete accounting of what we endured. And I have to say, that was the most interesting part of writing the story. While many of us kept up with sound bites and talking points, the whole year reviewed in something of a chronological order reminds us there's a reason we were tired at the end.
Right now you can read it on your Kindle or a Kindle app on your computer or iPad. (Where the photos are amazing, I'll add.) A print version with black and white photos should be ready by the end of the month.
Ok, I did it. You have no idea how hard that was for me! I'll finish by thanking you for listening to my pitch.
And go buy that book!