Well, the wish of many Attytood commenters has finally come true.
But only for the next four work days. It's some (but not all) of the two weeks in unpaid furlough time I'm required to take in 2011. I'll have a job again on Sunday, Sept. 18. Until then, I'm not allowed to touch Attytood. You're on your own for discussing the great issues of the day and for crucifying Paul Krugman. You should be able to do those things without me.
And so, what better way to leave you than with a shameless plug for the fact that my most recent book -- The Backlash: Right-Wing Radicals, High-Def Hucksters and Paranoid Politics in the Age of Obama -- comes out in paperback (note the new cover above) this Tuesday. With the Tea Party still the tail that wags the dog of American politics -- 26 Percenters thwarting the will of the too-silent majority on every front from job creation to climate change -- The Backlash is as relevant now as it was when the hardcover version was released not so long ago, but now you can buy it at a reduced price but with more content; it features a new afterward on the 2010 election and other manmade disasters.
Slate called The Backlash one of the ten best non-fiction books of 2010, and even Michiko Kakutani of the New York Times, who hates virtually everything, found it "compelling," so at the new bargain price there's no longer an excuse not to check it out. If you like what I do here at Attytood, you'll really enjoy The Backlash, and if you hate what I do here, then it will be a cheap source of ammunition to hurl back at me some day.
In the meantime, enjoy your job, if you're lucky enough to still have one. See you Sunday...inshallah.