Writing a pseudonymous blog day after day can be wearing, especially as you get no personal recognition for it. That’s the point of a pseudonym, after all. But sometimes things happen that are even better than personal recognition. On January 6, 2009, Vintage Books published the trade paperback original of THE NATION GUIDE TO THE NATION, edited by Richard Lingeman and Scienceblogs.com is recognized in it and Effect Measure gets a special mention. Here’s a promotional description:.
Part Whole Earth Catalog, part 1000 Places to See Before You Die, and part Zagat, THE NATION GUIDE TO THE NATION is the essential lifestyle guide for liberals and progressives all over America. Edited by The Nation?s own Richard Lingeman, and with an introduction by Publisher Emeritus Victor Navasky and current Editor and Publisher Katrina vanden Heuvel, THE NATION GUIDE TO THE NATION isn?t your Charlie Brown book of questions and answers; here are the best bookstores, restaurants, bars, churches, films, blogs, anti-war organizations, museums, and spas for anyone who sees blue when they look at the map of the United States.
The Essential Lifestyle guide for the millions of progressives from coast to coast, The Nation Guide (VINTAGE BOOKS, 2009) will help left-of-center types find small businesses, cultural institutions, activist organizations, and gathering places in their own hometowns and on the road.
Whether you’re looking for art collectives, food co-ops, independent bookstores, reading clubs, camps for radical kids, slow food restaurants, eco-friendly products, political tourism or left-leaning cemeteries, The Nation Guide will guide you to your destination with literary prose and a slew of classic drawings by the celebrated artist, Edward Koren.
Although I’m promised a free copy, I couldn’t wait and went out and bought myself one, as much to support The Nation, this country’s leading Left mass publication, as to see what it was like. It’s really terrific, with tons of stuff of interest to progressives in it and a good guide to the left leaning online sites. You’ll find us in the middle of page 157 and we’re in some great company.
Twenty bucks but well worth it. We now proudly display a Nation-approved e-sticker in our left sidebar.
To say I’m thrilled would be to understate it