Andisheh’s “Americapedia” Now on Sale!Decatur Metro | July 19, 2011 | 11:18 am
Now, Andisheh didn’t ask me to post this.
But hell, if I only did what he told me to do, I’d still be sitting at the W.Howard crosswalk @ Adair yelling explitives at speeders, while trying to engage unsuspecting pedestrians in conversations about why they thought the faux-brick crosswalk was cracking.
And I’m told that’s no way to live.
So instead, I suggest we exclaim some uncomfortably loud “Congratulations” to Mr. Nouraee, who’s new book – which was co-written with writers, Jodi Lynn Anderson and Daniel Ehrenhaft – is now on sale! You think this is some kind of DM prank or a July 19th fools day thing? Well, then check out this New York Times blurb baby!
This graphics-rich collaboration by three Gen X writers is like Jon Stewart’s “America” for the Y.A. set. But unlike Stewart’s readers — at least theoretically — the intended audience for “Americapedia” still needs to learn the basics of the American Revolution (“America Unfriends Great Britain”). So while the book holds no shortage of attitude and satire, it also imparts an impressive array of historical substance and even a degree of earnestness and patriotism, complete with an appendix on civic action for teenagers.
Sure you could wait for Andisheh’s talk at the Decatur Book Festival to purchase the book, but how then will you be able to publicly call him out for all the places where you felt he/they sacrificed historical accuracy for acute hilarity?