Things settled down last week after we conducted more than 30 radio interviews during the launch week of our new book, Signing Their Rights Away. Since the book is tied to Constitution Day, we thought the excitement would die down after that little-known holiday, held this year on Saturday, September 17.
But no. A number of reviewers and bloggers are only now discovering the book. That’s typical of the industry. You never know when someone is going to discover your book and do a review on it. (One of our books — an influential book about how freelancers can manage their money —came out two years ago, and was reviewed only last night on a prominent personal finance blog, The Simple Dollar.) Love when that happens.
This past weekend we were surprised to learn that our new book, Signing Their Rights Away, had been reviewed in the Wall Street Journal’s weekend book section. The reviewer seemed to hit on the all the key points we were trying to make about the signers. To quote part of the review:
“Though Ms. Kiernan and Mr. D'Agnese clearly delight in noting the warts and blemishes of the Constitution's signers, they maintain a refreshing reverence for the Constitution itself. Rather than ask readers to believe that an ‘assembly of demigods’ (Jefferson's words) wrote the Constitution, Ms. Kiernan and Mr. D'Agnese challenge the notion that the group that crafted this document of enduring genius was uniquely brilliant or visionary. If this raises the question of how exactly the miracle was accomplished, it should at least give readers some hope for our own seemingly uninspired political era.”
If you haven’t already watched the book trailer, it’s right here. Denise outdid herself this time around. The new video is hilarious.
Thanks to everyone who continues to support this book with reviews and word of mouth.
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