CLJ print review of RotGK

Back in July, Christian Library Journal reviewer Donna Bowling emailed to inform me that the Journal is back in hard-copy publication and that her review of Return of the Guardian King is on pages 8 and 9 of the June 2009 edition with┬áRotGK’s cover serving as the cover illustration for the same edition. Cool!

For excerpts from this review, click here to read my post on Writing from the Edge back in 2007

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  1. Joan Chevalier

    Hi Karen – quite awhile ago, you picked up on a column that I wrote for the Boston Globe, “The Dangers of Liberal Bias.” I thought you might like to read a another critique of my fellow liberals and their response to townhalls, titled “Why Better Doesn’t Serve Us. . . anymore”. It’s posted on a website for women that is also doing an excellent job of analysing the health care bills. The essay is here:

    I am a speechwriter, so don’t like to draw too much attention to my own opinions, though I may change that going forward. When the Globe piece was published and created such a furor, I decided to follow suit with others and not respond to the responses. I think that in doing so I lost an opportunity to broaden the dialogue with people and increase the knowledge here on the East coast of issues for many rural Americans. I regret that I didn’t rise to that occasion, but I felt somewhat overwhelmed. 800 pieces of hate mail was a lot to take in:-).

    So, given the state of the dialogue or lack of it, I have decided to more fully engage going forward. I may regret that decision; everyone else may regreat it as will:-)

    Thanks for reading the last one. Best, Joan Chevalier

    1. karenhancock

      I remember that piece, Joan. I really enjoyed it and I was pleasantly surprised to find someone writing for the Globe with the objectivity to discern the things about rural folks — and the state of liberal bias — that you did ! LOL. I’m looking forward to reading your next piece, and investigating your site. Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to get on, yet. Since I’m certain I’m not the only one you’ve contacted today, I suspect the site’s servers are being overloaded.

      1. Joan Chevalier

        Hi Karen – Sorry I just noticed this. The piece is at this address Not sure why it didn’t work.

        As the dismissal of town hall protestors continues unabated in D.C. and elsewhere, I think the piece is is still pertinent. The hypocrisy of liberals here is staggering — apparently, we cannot stand to be on the receiving end of a little revolution.

        You can also google me Joan Chevalier speechwriter ususally does it. On Linked IN, I’m the Joan Chevalier in a cowboy hat:-).

        Thanks for responding. I kind of thought I was just sending a note to you personally, but it’s nice of you to put it on your website Best Joan C.


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