Saturday, August 24, 2013

Seven bad boy writers of nonfiction

At The Barnes & Noble Book Blog Alexandra Silverman tagged seven bad boy writers of nonfiction, including:
Stephen Colbert, America Again: Re-becoming the Greatness We Never Weren’t

He’s from the school of fake journalism, but the issues he tackles are real. That he published a book with such a syntactically (ahem) unique title speaks to Colbert’s bad boy-ness. Actor, writer, comedian, rock singer, and TV host Colbert uses hyperbole and absurdity to ask questions about politics and society, galvanizing us to, as he might say, re-become the informed, opinionated Americans we never weren’t.
Read about the other bad boys on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue