• I’ll Be at One More Page Books in Arlington, VA on May 21!

    May 21, 2014

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    I am excited that One More Page Books, Northern Virginia’s best independent bookstore, will host me for an evening of reading, signing, possibly some wine and chocolates and certainly conversation in connection with my new book, Ghosts of Tom Joad: A Story of the #99Percent.

    The event is May 21, from 7:00 pm, at One More Page Books, 2200 N Westmoreland Street #101 Arlington VA 22213, 703.300.9746. The nearest Metro is East Falls Church. The store is a nice walk down from the State Theatre in Falls Church.

    Everyone is welcome and there is no charge. There will be a Q&A session where we can talk about the new book, the old book (We Meant Well: How I Helped Lose the Battle for the Hearts and Minds of the Iraqi People) and/or my experiences being run out of my former career with the Department of State because I wrote about their waste and mismanagement of the Iraq War reconstruction.


    Since this will be my only chance to speak in Northern Virginia, please come join me at One More Page Books!



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    • pitchfork said...

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      quote”I am excited that One More Page Books, Northern Virginia’s best independent bookstore, will host me for an evening of reading, signing, possibly some wine and chocolates and certainly conversation in connection with my new book, Ghosts of Tom Joad: A Story of the #99Percent.”unquote

      I hope the Ghosts of Tom Joad enjoy the chocolates and wine. They probably never had any. Btw, who are you donating the proceeds to? Perhaps a small town in Iowa? I’m sure there’s a small clinic that could use it Peter. Or a shelter for homeless mothers with children. Send some leftover chocolates too. Kids like chocolate. Save the wine for me though.

      05/22/14 12:15 AM | Comment Link

    • pitchfork said...

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      with all due respect..of course.

      05/22/14 12:16 AM | Comment Link

    • wemeantwell said...

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      I do donate, and volunteer, but I keep it to myself. I think it is bullshit when people feature their charity as a sales gimmick– buy my book and support the troops! I refused a request to do something like “For every copy of Ghosts sold we’ll donate $1 to…”

      I also believe that people should be paid a decent wage for the work they do, so yes, I make a little bit from each book. That’s the whole point really, the chance to earn a living off your skills and labor.

      05/22/14 3:19 AM | Comment Link

    • pitchfork said...

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      Peter, damn I wish you had smileys. That was tongue in cheek. I meant no disrespect. Yes, I agree with making a buck off your skills. What I don’t agree with is having chocolate and wine while selling a story based on fictional people representing a class of people destroyed by a system that doesn’t give a flying fuck about them. In reality, the title rests it’s premise on those people, like my dad’s family, who never had enough to eat, let alone chocolate or wine. It just seemed kinda ..well..hypocritical. But that’s just me. Again, no disrespect intended. Btw, my wife thinks I’m a jerk too.

      05/22/14 11:47 AM | Comment Link

    • wemeantwell said...

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      No offense taken! My policy has always been to talk to pretty much any group that will have me. I want to get my message out as widely as possible and if we are to effect any change, it will come from a wide range of people. Plus I like the occasional chocolate myself between beers (never cared for wine)

      Onward, and back to our original programming…

      05/22/14 2:20 PM | Comment Link

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