Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Currently Reading: Don't Get Too Comfortable by David Rakoff

Warning - political views ahead!

What a fascinating book this is. The first piece is about Canadian-born Rakoff choosing to become an American citizen--at exactly the same time and for the same reasons many Americans were fleeing to Canada: "George W. Bush made me want to be an American." I have a great deal of sympathy with those who went the other way--I've even considered joining them--which just makes me admire Rakoff all the more for choosing the right to vote in the United States at a time when every vote was needed, even if not counted.

Oh, and he's funny too.