Hey Joe, where you goin’ with that book in your hand?

Tuesday night I had the opportunity to go and hear Joe Conason speak at Current Affairs Bookstore (an outstanding independent bookstore in San Diego) in support of his latest book Big Lies. Speaking before a packed house (actually a packed backyard) Conason briefly spoke about his book and then proceeded to take questions.

A great majority of the questions dealt with the upcoming 2004 election and centered upon Dean, Clark, and Hillary Clinton. I think the overall mood of the crowd was one of anxious optimism, particularly since George Bush’s plummeting poll numbers had just been released before Conason’s appearance. After his talk, Joe autographed copies of his book (Current Affairs sold every copy they had) and spoke individually with many of the people who had turned out. I had a chance to briefly talk with him thank him for linking to my blog back when I first started it up, and he was very complimentary, and mentioned that he had had dinner with Kos just a few nights before. Joe Conason is a genuinely nice guy and if he’s making an appearance in your town, make time to go hear him speak. You won’t be disappointed.

If you haven’t already purchased a copy of Big Lies, you need to do yourself a favor and buy it and read it. Since receiving my copy about four weeks ago, I use it almost daily as a reference for names and events. Buy it through your local independent bookstore or through Amazon or Powells or whomever, but you really need to read it.



Yeah. Like I would tell you....