Do you remember Anna Merlan from the Dallas Observer, back when the staff was big enough to need two elevators? Sure you do. Her presence is missed around here although I guess the internet makes everywhere “around here.” I only met her once, I believe, at Lee Harvey’s, and since I follow her on various social media sites, it feels a bit — to me, anyway — like she never left. Would I like to see her dropkick folks around here in the jeans? Obviously. But she is doing it somewhere and that’s good enough for me.
ANYWAY, Anna has a book coming out in April. It is titled Republic of Lies: American Conspiracy Theorists and Their Surprising Rise to Power, and I am very interested to read it and go insane. Maybe less interested in going insane because I have a lot of good things happening currently, personally, but I guess we all run that risk every day by simply going out into this bonkers world. So, OK. Go pre-order the book and then tell me your favorite gloomy-day pick-me-up in the comments, which are still active for whatever reason.