But first: bookmark the following link and use it to go to Amazon from now on:
The link takes you straight to the Amazon home page. But when you go there through this link, anything you buy there will send a percentage my way at no extra cost to you.
If you already have an Amazon bookmark, you can replace it with the above link. Just right-click this link, choose “Copy Link Location.” Then go to your Amazon bookmark, right-click, go to Properties, and replace the current location with the link you just copied. Or, you can just click the link and bookmark it after you get there.
If every reader simply accessed Amazon through this link instead of the one they normally use, my costs for the site would easily be covered. Or, you can just use that neat widget on the sidebar at the right. I know some of you are already doing that. It is noticed and appreciated.
I have decided that, in lieu of annoying monthly fundraisers, I will just remind people about the Amazon Affiliates program on a monthly basis, and/or whenever it is relevant to a post I am writing. This post spans both, because I really want to highlight one thing in particular that I am excited about — my friend Andrew Breitbart’s new book: Righteous Indignation: Excuse Me While I Save the World!
You can take a look at the book through the above link, or buy the book right now by clicking on this image:
If you click the link to the book you will see that the jerks are already out in force, down-dinging the book with 1-star ratings, even though a) the book isn’t even out yet (I am pre-ordering it), and b) they will never read it even after it comes out.
But judging people without reading their words has always been a specialty of many on the left (and, at times, some on the “right” as well).
Anyway, I encourage you to pre-order Andrew’s book. It is sure to be a lot of fun.
P.S. Some other things in my shopping cart include:
Comrade J by Pete Earley. I won’t make any money off this to speak of, as the book is only $2.50 for a hard cover. But I have read every book Pete Earley ever wrote and am very much looking forward to this one.
A pre-order of the new Michael Connelly book The Fifth Witness. That one is pretty exciting, so I’ll give you a direct buy button for that one too:
And finally, a quirky music selection: this Flying Burrito Brothers Bootleg. It sounds really good from the samples. The Flying Burrito Brothers were the band of Gram Parsons, who served as the inspiration for many alt-country bands like Uncle Tupelo and the Long Ryders, as well as the early Eagles. If you’ve heard “My Man” by Bernie Leadon, you may not have realized you were listening to a tribute to Gram Parsons.
Oh, and I am currently halfway through Doctor Dealer: The Rise and Fall of an All-American Boy and His Multimillion-Dollar Cocaine Empire, by Mark Bowden, the author of Black Hawk Down and Killing Pablo, both excellent books. When I first started reading Doctor Dealer, I was afraid it was going to be a sob story about this drug dealer, but instead it is a balanced and interesting insider portrayal of how a young white kid from suburbia grew to be a major cocaine trafficker. Good stuff.
Now go pre-order Andrew’s book!