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Wednesday News: Two incredible essays from authors–one tragic and one hysterical

More and more, we were left with people who were neither part of the faith nor its culture, the truly deracinated, as it were; or else, those for whom the faith was all. In a world of ever sharper polarities, the cultural Muslim, around till just the other day, had been edged out; he was, in some respects, the supreme casualty of the age.

A touching essay on a terrible tragedy and one that speaks to the danger of the written word.  As Taseer admits, once he has written the book what people do with it cannot be controlled by him.  His not writing the book would not have prevented his father’s death.  It only affected the post death justice or injustice as the case may be. Huffington Post

I tell a friend of mine about all of this, and after she finishes being horrified she starts laughing. “I’m sorry. But you really had an Ultimate White Lady Problem in that room, getting your feet rubbed, pan flutes playing, wondering if you just gave your baby AIDS through your butt.”

Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She self publishes NA and contemporaries (and publishes with Berkley and Montlake) and spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com


  1. Jayne
    Nov 14, 2012 @ 07:31:20

    LIFE IS GROSS. CARRY A FLASHLIGHT. – words to live by as you try and dodge the spunk puddles.

  2. Julia
    Nov 14, 2012 @ 10:28:26

    That article had me laughing so hard it was silent! I went from seal laughter to silent laughter in pretty quick succession. What a story!

  3. leslie
    Nov 15, 2012 @ 16:42:36

    I laughed like a loon then my husband read it and seeing his face was priceless. We were laughing so hard my sons came down to see what the commotion was. Oh man I love to laugh, thanks for the link, Pamie is very funny.

  4. Susan
    Nov 15, 2012 @ 22:16:38

    Uh oh. It’s official: I have dyslexia. I totally read that article so I could find out what a spunk poodle was.

  5. Molly O'Keefe
    Nov 17, 2012 @ 07:50:37

    OH man those essays made for a strange strange Saturday morning. Very funny and very very moving. Thanks for sharing!

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