Fair Tax Book. Some readers will wonder why I’m recommending this book for the third time. No, I’m not getting a cut of the profits from my buddy Neal Boortz. The reason is simple: The IRS still exists! And until it is abolished I will keep re-reading this book and giving the finished copy to a friend (and logging on to www.FairTax.org). Each time I read it I buy a new copy and, thus, put another one in circulation. Get it? Help us out by purchasing your own copy today. After all, we’re trying to start a revolution, here!
New Living Translation Life Application Study Bible. There is little question that one cannot be called an “educated person” unless he has taken the time to read the Bible at least once. The only question is “which Bible?” This is the eighth translation I’ve tackled and it ranks as one of my favorites. I tend to like literal translations (like the New American Standard Bible) or paraphrases (like The Living Bible). The only versions of the Bible I have not enjoyed are those (like the New International Version) that try to split the difference. The NLT is like The Living Bible but slightly more literal. It is an especially good first choice for teenagers and college students.
The S.C.U.M. Manifesto. I’m just kidding. “SCUM” stands for Society for Cutting up Men. This is a short political manifesto I’m reading for the research I’m doing on a book questioning the scholarly merit of feminist literature. I’m not trying to plug my next book - tentatively titled “Feminists Say the Darndest Things” with Penguin USA. I mean, that would just be silly. It doesn’t even come out until next fall. But you can bet your (expletive deleted) I’ll be plugging it then.
Stop Dressing Your Six Year Old Like a Skank. Well, I guess I have to plug at least one Democrat before I sign off. Celia Rivenbark is a funny lady. She used to teach Sunday school with my wife. But that’s not the funny part. The funny part is Celia’s writing. There’s a reason she won SEBA Book of the Year with her last book “We’re just like you, only prettier.” This one may win as much acclaim as her last. Celia’s one of the funniest writers in America. Read this book. I’m sure you’ll agree.
Losing the Race. One of my black friends (I think I have about three, now) said that this book made him a conservative and helped him shake his “victim mentality.” A few weeks later, another young black man told me the same. So, I’ve decided to read this book by John McWhorter next. Maybe I’ll turn into a conservative black man, too. Then, so long as I keep my mouth shut, I can reap the benefits of affirmative action.
Enjoy the reading and see you next week!