Friday, January 30, 2009

The First FML Review: Self Indulgence Alert

I received my first review (alas, already archived, so you'd have to pay for it) of Freedom's Main Line. The review appeared in the Chattanooga Free Press and is overwhelmingly positive, so I'm thrilled. The press will send out reviews and such once a month, so it would have been a real bummer to have to sit on a negative review for several weeks. here is the closing paragraph of the review:
Catsam, in compiling a fascinating history is not presenting solely black history or Southern history or civil rights history. he is presenting an ever-evolving American history, a concept underscored by the presentation of the book and reinforced by our recent election, which has presented us with a moment to look back and forward to the next stage of "Freedom's Main Line."

Yeah, I can live with that.

2 comments:

ed schmitt said...

Congratulations Derek! Obviously it goes deeper than just one review (albeit your first), but it has to feel like all that work was worth it.

dcat said...

Ed --
Thanks so much. Let's hope this is the first of many reviews, and not a one-off.

dcat