Being interested in books, my attention was grabbed by a headline in a British newspaper about the most-banned books in the US. For some reason, I thought that this was no longer a problem in the world's greatest (it's own definition) democracy...especially given the trash that can be mouthed on talk radio and shown on cable television. But, book banning is alive and well.
The leading victim is a children's book about two penguins adopting an orphaned chick. How subversive can you get? It appears that most books are criticized for sexual content...in the the land with the greatest amount of pornography. It does not surprise me that some people (corporate pr companies) have tried to suppress Barbara Ehrenreich's Nickel and Dimed, because she once again points out the plight of the little guy in America.
Of course, because this is the Home of Free and Land of the Hypocrite, To Catch a Mockingbird, Catcher in the Rye, and Brave New World make the list.
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Prior to writing novels, the author enjoyed a multifaceted career: from decorated combat aviator to advertising professional to global communications director of a major consumer brand. He has traveled the world and met sports, film and television stars, political leaders, and royalty. He graduated from Middlebury College, is married, lives in Germany, and has two grown children.