Friday, October 3, 2014

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

Fire Shut Up in My Bones
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.

    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