Featured book of the Book Festival. Really.
Instead of distributing millions of free books to America’s children or restoring the NEA and NEH budgets, U.S. Library-Lady-in-Chief Laura Bush is hosting what we fervently hope is the last National Book Shill Festival on Washington, DC’s National Mall tomorrow, Saturday, September 27, 2008.
The festival presents our greatest living American authors: Dionne Warwick and her psychic friends, Laura Bush & Jenna Bush (what a coincidence!), Chris Duhon ( NBA Chicago Bulls) and Ivory Latta (WNBA Atlanta Dream; “good friend” of LeBron James and Chris “Ludacris” Bridges).
This year there is a Featured Book: Our White House: Looking In, Looking Out ( Candlewick Press, 2008) about the public housing facility currently occupied by, um, Laura Bush.
P.S.: Tomorrow is the start of Banned Books Week, celebrating the Freedom to Read since 1982.
Our sympathies to the beleaguered employees of the Library of Congress whose valuable time and resources have been wasted on this absurd Book Fest. It will probably rain tomorrow, too. Stay home and read banned books.