December 13, 2005
Speak Louder Than Bumper Stickers (Book)
As we have noted before, one of the special pleasures of BuzzFlash is that we can fulfill our mission of helping create a market for progressive books, DVDs and CDs to thrive.
We receive hundreds of premium submissions a year, and we discover more on our own. But we can only select a few. (We accept no money for selecting or promoting premiums. Our choices are ours alone.)
However, we are breaking new ground because we are open to self- and first-time publications. Yes, only a few can make it to the premium page, but it's exciting to know BuzzFlash and our readers have made a difference in getting the pro-democracy perspective heard. And because dollars count, we and you are helping show that there is a financial market for the truth.
"Actions Speak Louder Than Bumper Stickers" is one of those premiums that we are proud to help find an audience. Edited by two young graduates of Harvard and Skidmore, the glossy, professionally designed book uses bumper stickers as a point of departure for highlighting the corruption, lies and failures of the Bush reign of betrayal.
Each reproduced bumper sticker is on a right hand page, with the left hand page providing back-up facts and details to substantiate the point made by the slogan. The bumper stickers that Greer and Rudenstine found are worth the book itself. We had never seen most of them -- and they are pretty damn clever. Add to that the corroborating commentary and you've got quite a compelling, fun book.
There are too many bittersweet bumper stickers (and you need to see the full color reproduction), but a few we kept chuckling about were: "My Kid is an Honor Student: My President is a Moron"; "We are Creating Enemies Faster Than We Can Kill Them"; and "Fine...I Evolved, You Didn't" -- and how about "Fighting for Peace is Like Screwing for Virginity"?
Below each bumper sticker is a site on the Internet where you can buy it. How neat is that!
This is a very high quality, lovingly designed 96-page book that is a joy to browse through.
Greer and Rudenstine take the bumper sticker wars to a new level -- and bring the message into your home.