Friday, April 4, 2008

Fishing for Compliments

I am looking for people who will say nice things about my book Perspective on the Pledge that I can put on the final cover (and maybe use in some promotional stuff), and/or say something nice about the blog postings from which the book was made (towards the same end).

I can email a copy of the manuscript to any who might be interested in reading it for this purpose.

I found a few complimentary things said about it on the web.

Bay of Fundie
http://www.bay-of-fundie.com/archives/298/a-different-perspective-on-the-pledge
December 13, 2007

I just discovered a great short story over at Atheist Ethicist, entitled “A Perspective on the Pledge”. It puts the Pledge controversy in a different light. I highly recommend you check it out.

The Daily Doubter:
http://dailydoubt.blogspot.com/2007/12/one-nation-white.html
December 07, 2007

Over at Atheist Ethicist, Alonzo Fyfe has juxtaposed white supremacism onto the Pledge of Allegiance in order to [demonstrate] the wrongness of the phrase under God in it. A truly excellent post that should be read by any justice preparing to rule on the Pledge being recited in schools.

Bligbi
http://bligbi.com/2008/02/07/about-that-pledge/
Posted by KC, February 7, 2008

Just a quick note to point out this excellent post by Alonzo Fyfe over at Atheist Ethicist about the loyalty oath here in America.

The Two Percent Company
http://www.twopercentco.com/rants/archives/2006/01/carnival_of_the_18.html
January 22, 2006

One of the posts that we really liked was Alonzo Fyfe's post on Atheist Ethicist entitled A Perspective on the Pledge. It's a great example of using a simple analogy to showcase why the inclusion of "Under God" in the pledge is dead wrong.

Anybody else?

Oh, you're also free to tell me how horrible the story was or how worthless, but I probably won't use them. Please don't be offended. It's standard practice in this type of activity.

5 comments:

Eneasz said...

Are comments from anyone acceptable? I am but a lowly accountant, I doubt a compliment from me would do much good.

Anonymous said...

You said:
I am looking for people who will say nice things about my book Perspective on the Pledge that I can put on the final cover (and maybe use in some promotional stuff), and/or say something nice about the blog postings from which the book was made (towards the same end).

I can email a copy of the manuscript to any who might be interested in reading it for this purpose.

I respond:
I'd love to read your book and make a comment on it for you.

The only thing stopping me from getting a copy is the price tag.

Steven Lytle
MorphemeAddict@wmconnect.com

Hume's Ghost said...

I'd be happy to read it and offer further commentary, but I don't think that having an anonymous blogger with tens of readers like me would do anything for the book promotionally.

Sending a manuscript to someone like PZ Meyers or even Rob Boston from Americans United for Seperation of Church and State would probably do the book better.

Hume's Ghost said...

You may as well send a copy to someone like Richard Dawkins. He might not read it or respond but if he does it would do wonders for getting attention.

Thew said...

If you want some legitimate advice, don't beg your blog readers to say nice things about your book. I assume you want to lend some credibility to your book, and this is not the way to do it. You should have some of your peers read the book so when you quote them there will be a nice "Ph.D." after each name. Or better yet, get a strong Christian pastor to write something nice about your book so it doesn't just look like you are "preaching to the choir," if you'll pardon the offensive expression.