My Latest Christian Science Monitor Review:
Bob Novak's Memoir of a Half-Century in D.C.
My latest book review for the Monitor--that beloved, cash-strapped pub that's down to 60,000 copies in print but up to nearly 2 million readers on the web--considers the new memoir by political columnist Bob Novak. For the first time, he comprehensively gives his side of the story about his half-century of Beltway reporting. He doesn't really break much news about his infamous role in the Valerie Plame affair, but he does confess to having once had a $1,000-a-day betting habit, which was an eye-opener, I thought. Anyway, I'll naturally be interested in any reactions to it or to his book, which I found interesting if not terribly well-written. But then, he was trained in the clipped, staccato style of wire services at the AP, a style that's tough to shake.
For links to my three earlier Monitor reviews, all published last year, click here.