Saturday, November 22, 2008
In The News This Week
And Also: I could not get into the first book in the series that inspired the HBO series True Blood, in part because too many people close to the heroine are killed in the first hundred pages. Sheesh. Better luck with Girls On The Stand: How Courts Fail Pregnant Minors by Helena Silverstein, looking at the real life experience of bypass laws. The ignorance showed during calls of the key people involved in carrying out the laws alone was informative. Not comprehensive in scope surely, but a well written and researched look at public policy in the real world.