Air Force Academy speech, Haiti book published
Very soon I’ll be launching an HTML newsletter. While that’s in the works, there are a few recent things I want to share with you.
One is that my new book, Bearing the Bruise: A Life Graced by Haiti, has at last been published. It’s the best book I’ve written or am likely to write. Its official publication date is March 1, but I’ve already been promoting it on trips to Southern California and Colorado in February. An excerpt from Bearing the Bruise, and the wonderful endorsement of it by Dr. Paul Farmer, are on this page. If you haven’t yet purchased your copy, please do, through this page:
From time to time people ask me whether they can buy my books on Amazon. I do intend to make them available through Amazon, but I also urge you to remember that you can support my work as an independent journalist and author much more effectively by purchasing my books directly through my own website. You also can sponsor individual or multiple copies of my books to be given away, as for example I’ve just done with 57 copies of Overtaken By Events: A Pakistan Road Trip that I donated last week to cadets at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. On every book page there is a button for sponsoring copies.
Speaking of the Air Force Academy, I gave a speech there last Thursday, titled “Some Things Are Just Plain Wrong,” as part of the two-day 19th Annual National Character & Leadership Symposium. Other speakers at the symposium included H. Ross Perot and Sherron Watkins, the former Enron vice president who blew the whistle on that company’s infamous scandal ten years ago. My speech is one of the most forthright and, I think, important statements I’ve been in a position to make as a witness to recent history, and it prompted spirited and at times tense discussion. Please read it (and comment on it) at:
Also, just for fun, here is my short review of John Grisham’s most recent novel, The Litigators: