I do not care much for chewing over politics. While I was once an admittedly voracious and bombastic defensive liberal, I’ve found that raising my blood pressure with political foils over issues of great personal passion is not good exercise. Waggling tongues will always waggle, birdbrains will always populate the airwaves and I would now much rather keep my views, explain if asked (politely) and have another glass of wine. Que sera sera. But I understand that there are a great many others with a keen taste for political discourse (and, perhaps, decidedly less romantic constitutions) and it is for these sporting kinds that the Louisville Free Public Library will present author and columnist Gail Collins with her new book, As Texas Goes…, this Thursday, June 28th at 7pm.
A New York Times columnist and established author, Gail Collins has been pursuing the political circuit for over three decades. With a journalistic career running the gamut from New York Daily News and the Connecticut Business Journal to Newsday and United Press International, Collins has turned the art of political reporting over a time or two. In addition to her work as a columnist, Collins has also produced several books covering various hot topics, including The Millennium Book, Scorpion Tongues: Gossip, Celebrity and American Politics, America’s Women: Four Hundred Years of Dolls, Drudges, Helpmates, and Heroines and her latest release, As Texas Goes: How the Lone Star State Hijacked the American Agenda.
Join Collins at the Louisville Free Public Library’s Main branch as she discusses the roots of the Bush administration and lifts the curtain on Dubya, Cheney, Rove and Perry in this charged and intriguing look at America’s political landscape. You may want to consider brining brass knuckles if you’re feeling extra fired up (not actually condoned). This free event starts at 7pm – a good time for me to curl up with some Sauvignon Blanc and listen to some Frank Sinatra, methinks.
The Louisville Free Public Library’s Main branch is located at 301 York Street. This event is free, but reservations  are required.
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