With all this election hoopla I neglected to mention that the book The M Word is out now, and while it doesn’t have the moral values* that an awful lot of people in this country cherish, I still think it’s a damn fine book. Whether you buy it for my essay, or more likely for one of the other authors, or even just so you can methodically tear out and burn a page every day in that nice little passive-aggressive ritual you’ve developed as a result of living a life of righteous abstinence someplace where sex toys are illegal–whatever the case, I hope you enjoy it.
*Is it any surprise that the website “moralvalues.com” is just a default page with no content whatsoever? I hadn’t realized that “Discount Nutrition” was a Moral Value. The American people want to uphold the sanctity of marriage and their cans of Ensure! (What do they put in that stuff anyway? I’m not sure I want to know.)
Oh, and apparently “Family Medical Insurance” is a Moral Value, too. No, really.