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Paris Hilton: The Transcendentalist?

Dear Readers, please don't get me wrong.

The headline is not a crass, attention-grabbing strategy for my inaugural blog at NJVoices. I promise you that as the weeks and months unfold I will turn my intellectual energies to more compelling issues.

But this time I cannot help myself.

Here's what happened. Late the other night I realized with a start that we had run out of cat food, so I dashed out for an emergency purchase, and was minding my own business, waiting in the checkout line at Pathmark (now there's a valid New Jersey connection!), nonchalantly flipping through the July 9th issue of People magazine, when lo and behold, in the upper right hand corner of page 64, there was a small photograph of a fanned-out sheaf of pages from Paris Hilton's Prison Journal.

The American Revelation

THE AMERICAN REVELATION has been chosen as July Featured Book-of-the-Month by Bergen County Cooperative Library System www.bccls.org -- and the book continues its vibrant life in paperback as an increasingly-popular text for AP high school and introductory college history classes around the country.

Choice Magazine

From Choice Magazine, June 2007 THE AMERICAN REVELATION (St. Martins Press, paperback)

Here's an ideal summer read for Fourth of July.

Words that Shaped America

Neil reflects on 10 ideals that helped define American identity, and the new meaning they've taken on in post-9/11 America. Listen here: Minnesota Public Radio

National Book Award Classics

National Book Award Classics contains twelve essays written by Neil Baldwin during his tenure as Executive Director of the National Book Foundation as well as a comprehensive listing of all National Book Award-winning titles since 1950.

With

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