A fun and interesting read
Why I Turned Right: Leading Baby Boom Conservatives Chronicle Their Political Journeys also teaches the reader that there are lots of funny conservatives out there. P.J. O'Rourke's essay was a stitch. Danielle Crittenden's is funny and rings true to every parent.
Joseph Bottum's observation are not really humorous, but they are some of the most profound as he discusses society, the respect for life and how said it is that the 10 Commandments have been replaced by in our society by the two new great commandments: "Be Nice and Be Cool"(p. 156). this observation is so dead on and obvious to this public school teacher that I'm embarrassed that I didn't think of it myself.
A pleasure to read.
I rate this collection of essays 4 stars out of 5.
This book can be found on Amazon.com here: Why I Turned Right: Leading Baby Boom Conservatives Chronicle Their Political Journeys.
Reviewed on October 24, 2008.