Wednesday, August 10, 2005

The Most Boring Book Ever Published

The Corner linked to this laughable tidbit of news from the New York Times:

Madeleine K. Albright, secretary of state from 1997 to 2001 in the Clinton administration, is writing about international relations and religion as part of a two-book deal with HarperCollins, Reuters reported. The first book, "The Mighty and the Almighty: God and Religion in American Foreign Policy," is to be published in the spring. Jonathan Burnham, senior vice president and publisher of HarperCollins, who worked on her best seller, "Madam Secretary" (Miramax, 2003), said, "She’ll offer a sharp critique of U.S. policy, condemnation for those who exploit religious fervor for violent ends, and praise for political, cultural and spiritual leaders who seek to harness the values of faith to bring people together." Her second book, yet untitled, will be an illustrated work devoted to her collection of decorative pins.

The only book more boring than an illustrated tome about Madeleine Albright’s decorative pins, would be a book by Albright about God and religion in American foreign policy. Thank you HarperCollins!

Other books soon to be published by people from the Clinton administration include Dick Morris’ photo-guide to the footwear of prostitutes, Bill’s illustrated collection of used condoms, and Warren Christopher’s book devoted to photos of paint drying.

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