Well, well. Richard Clarke’s not the only one with a “suspiciously timed” book out. A couple of entries from B2I have been anthologized in Never Threaten To Eat Your Co-Workers. It’s a fun book, with some really talented authors. (Much more so than me, frankly.) Check out the FAQ.
From the back of the book:
Thanks to online Web journals, or blogs as they’re affectionately nicknamed by Net savvy voyeurs, anyone can jump into the shoes of a TV star, international journalist, criminal court lawyer, video sales clerk and a busy mom, among others. These online diaries serve as an entertaining and educating cross-section of the people dwelling online.
The Best of Blogs features the most provocative online writing by unknown writers and underground celebs. MTV’s The Real World’s cast member Neil Forrester gives new meaning to the phrase “Bite your tongue.” Star Trek: The Next Generation actor Wil Wheaton gives his take on the Hollywood system and fleeting stardom. Web designer Heather Hamilton finds herself in the unemployment line after publishing work stories in her blog, Dooce.com. Humorist Choire Sicha gives advice on broken hearts and timeshares. Illustrator Mark Frauenfelder throws out his cell phone and uproots his family from Los Angeles to the sandy beaches of Rarotonga. Plus tales of creepy video store customers, online love lies, Iraqi politics, office pranks gone wrong, jury duty, a childhood meeting with Darth Vader and so much more.
Alan Graham and Bonnie Burton, the editors, should really be commended for putting together this “best of the blogosphere” for 2003. I’m really honored to be included. And not to sound too self-serving, but I hope the book is a big success — these writers deserve a lot more attention in the wider world.