Book of the Year

Michael Moore

Michael Moore

Great news today. Stupid White Men by Michael Moore (which admittedly is still sitting on my bookshelf only part-read) has just won an award at the British Book Awards [BBC News].

Although I haven’t read all of it, what I have read is superb and, no doubt I am going to get round to it very soon. It was shelved by its US publishers after the events of September 11 2001 but eventually published thanks to a campaign started by US librarians. The reason I am happy is that I am a converted Michael Moore fan. Although I was a fan of Roger and Me and TV Nation, it was Bowling for Columbine that made me realise how important it is to have other voices in the media. Probably the same reason I enjoy blogsphere: I believe it is important that other voices are heard.

Well done to Michael Moore!

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