No. I haven’t forgotten you. I just haven’t gotten up to speed yet since vacation and, quite frankly, nothing has caught my eye/piqued my interest/tickled my fancy/given me a blogging boner so, meh, blogging: who needs it?

However (however) I am currently reading Matt Taibbi’s Griftopia: Bubble Machines, Vampire Squids, and the Long Con That Is Breaking America and it is marvelously sharp and entertaining and kick-ass funny all at the same time and you should probably read it also too. Why, you may ask, should I read this book of which you speak? Because Matt (author of the equally entertaining The Great Derangement) will be joining us on November 27, 2010 2:00 pm Pacific time in the FDL Book Salon and I am very pleased to announce that I will be hosting that particular book salon meaning that there will be lively conversation and intelligent back and forth interspersed with a smattering of swear words, some of which may be new to you… so invite the kids!

Seriously. Why would you miss something like that?

So purchase your copy of Griftopia at one of America’s finer book-selling emporiums (that’s the store with the string quartet music…if they’re playing Sting, you’re probably in a  Starbucks) and join us on 11/27, say around two-ish for a tête-à-tête about why America is going to hell and how we are all doomed.

Fun!