Barrett Brown Book Will Be Released After All

Now that the kid is clean and sober, he's apparently cranking out the pages.

For those who’ve come to enjoy Barrett’s dispatches from prison, there’s good news about his second book. He started writing it in 2006, before his life got, um, complicated. According to a website set up for his legal defense:

The book was originally titled Hot, Fat, and Clouded: The Amazing and Amusing Failures of America’s Chattering Class and consisted of his attack on the ubiquitous newspaper columnists and media pundits who are undeservedly so influential and able to form public opinion. … We are excited to announce that we have rescued the book from its fate and that it will soon see the light of day. Newly titled as The Twilight of American Competence: Thomas Friedman, Charles Krauthammer, and the Decline of the United States, the text will become available as an eBook this spring for donors to his legal defense fund.


  • Bill Marvel

    Who ghosted it?

  • RobertMStahl

    It would be, simply, great if Brown could become more of a literary household name while this gag is still stuffed down this one’s throat. His writing is the best. And, I don’t think my take on it is from anywhere so strange, apparently, the dividing line. Still, torturous conditions remain ramified through the remaining sado-masochistic elements of some old paradigm (of war) way too entrenched to call flailing, still.

    A little note of inspiration, from the late Francisco J. Varela,

  • Jack Jett

    I really admire this guy, his work and your keeping us up to date on him but confused because I am assuming that you DO know he is gay? Right?

    What am I missing here? Has he promised to pray it away?