Sunday, July 14, 2013

I Have Chosen to Stay and Fight by Margaret Cho

I have mixed feelings about this book. Parts are interesting or entertaining, but other parts are boring or annoying. Much of this book began as blog entries, and let's face it, blog entries aren't always worth preserving on paper. Some chapters are specific to forgotten events (granted, the book is eight years old, but a writer should consider the rapidity of news cycles). Much of the political writing is shrill and has aged poorly (a characteristic of most blogs, even this one). Plus she often goes off on irrelevant tangents. Usually blogs do not have editors, but when a blogger wants to publish something on paper, an editor really is essential.

Overall this is maybe a 2.5-star book. It's uneven but has its moments. Better editing could have bumped it to a solid three stars.

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