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Monday, July 28, 2008

A New Bedtime Story

Goodnight Bush: A ParodyRemember Goodnight Moon, that classic children's bedtime story? (It's more than 60 years old!) There's a new version out that politically oriented parents might want to read to their children: Goodnight Bush: A Parody.

Too bad the publisher hasn't let Amazon.com show any of the inside of the book. I'd love to read even just a page or two of it.

Publishers Weekly has an interview with one of authors of the parody, Gan Golan:
While the Bush administration is ending in an official sense, I think it’s left a deeply injurious effect on the country and also upon us as individuals. And as much as we’re looking forward to change, we’ve been left with a lot of unprocessed feelings of trauma. We liken it to the fact that we’ve finally gotten out of this eight-year abusive relationship but now we all need therapy to process what the hell happened—and just as importantly how we allowed it to happen to us. So I think the book allows people to retrace our steps through that very difficult history and come out with a greater sense of the whole, some perspective. Basically if there was a support group called Adult Survivors of the Bush Administration this would be required reading.
Now, that's a great reason to buy a book, if ever I've heard one!


Unknown said...

Sounds like we'll have to go to a bookstore to see it!

Editrix said...

Bush hatred + nostalgic children's literature = a product I absolutely must buy.

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