Jul
05
2014
2

Happy birthday, @jimgeraghty! …Buy his book, willya?

The book being The Weed Agency: A Comic Tale of Federal Bureaucracy Without Limits. I read it. I liked it. Give Jim Geraghty money (note that if you buy through that link, I get to freeload on the purchase).

Jun
03
2014
4

Today is the release date for The Weed Agency.

The Weed Agency: A Comic Tale of Federal Bureaucracy Without Limits is Jim Geraghty’s… comic tale of federal bureaucracy without limits, actually.  The subtitle is a pretty accurate description, all things considered.  You may remember that I interviewed Jim about the book; it’s formally out today, so go buy it.

Moe Lane

PS: Nah, Jim isn’t paying me to shill the book, more’s the pity. But if you buy it via the link I get a little bit of Amazon money, so there you go: that’s where I’m selling out, for a given value of ‘selling out.’

May
23
2014
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RS Interview: Jim Geraghty on ‘The Weed Agency.’

I had the opportunity to read a review copy of NRO writer Jim Geraghty’s The Weed Agency: A Comic Tale of Federal Bureaucracy Without Limits.  My quick review: it’s a funny, fast read that labors under the problem that the most outlandish parts in it – the stuff that sounds most over-the-top – are all things that actually have happened.  It’s not quite a book where you laugh because the alternative is to cry, but you can see that from there.  At any rate: Jim was kind enough to do a phone interview with me on the book.

Download audio here


RS Interview – The Weed Agency.

The Weed Agency comes out on June 3rd: by all means, check it out.

Moe Lane (crosspost)

May
20
2014
4

In the Mail: The Weed Agency.

Jim Geraghty’s first novel (I believe). Halfway through it now, and it’s depressing reading*, because: it’s all true. Worse, the true stuff includes all the horrible things that you’d think that Jim was making up about government bureaucracies. If anything, I think that he’s sugar-coated it in places, simply because you need to ease people into the Awful Truth of how bad it’s gotten.

Book’s out in a couple of weeks; I’ll almost certainly have interviewed Jim about the book before then. By all means, pre-order the book.

Moe Lane

*The tone is chipper, mind you. And yes, chipper AND depressing is an interesting combo.

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