Friday, October 3, 2014

Charles M. Blow Talks with Lawrence O’Donnell on "Fire Shut Up My Bones"

Fire Shut Up in My Bones
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Fire Shut Up in My Bones
by Catherine Giordano 

  • One of Bill Maher’s guests on Real Time with Bill Maher on Friday September 26, 2014 (episode 330) was Charles M. Blow, journalist, op-ed columnist for The New York Times, and author of Fire Shut Up in My Bones. 
  • Charles did not talk about his book on Bill Maher’s show. Consequently, it wasn’t until I saw Charles on MSNBC on The Lawrence O’Donnell show that I learned that he is a terrific writer who has written a terrific book. O'Donnell calls it a "literary masterpiece." Publisher's Weekly calls it a "brave powerful memoir."  
  • The book is beautifully written and it will be a revelation for many Americans about life in rural America and growing up African-American in America.
     
    Watch the YouTube video of Lawrence O'Donnell's interview with Charles Blow. Charles and Lawrence read passages from the book and discuss them. Then read this book!
     
     
  • Read the full recap and review of episode #330. the review is titled Safe.

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    Maher's Guests for September 26, 2014
     
    General Anthony Zinni: Retired United States Marine Corps General, author of several books, including his latest book, Before the First Shots Are Fired: How America Can Win Or Lose Off The Battlefield (with Tony Koltz)
     
    Naomi Klein: Critic of corporate globalization and author of several books, including The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism. Her newest book is This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate 
     
    John Feehery: Republican political commentator, former aide to Dennis Hastert, President of Quinn Gillespie Communications and Director of QGA Government Affairs.
     
    Charles M. Blow: Journalist, op-ed columnist for The New York Times, and author of Fire Shut Up in My Bones