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Longtime "Libertarian Examiner" Garry Reed self-launches self-written self-designed self-published book with self-interview.
An Assemblage of Political, Social and Cultural Articles from a Hardcore Libertarian Opinionizer.
For Immediate Release Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas
First, an actual no-kidding real review from a really real reviewer:
"It takes a fair degree of talent to address esoteric sociopolitical issues in a way that is informative, humorous and has broad appeal. Garry Reed manages this feat with considerable dexterity throughout his writings."
"His pieces combine a good dose of skilled writing combined with man-on-the-street demeanor. The result is a page full of well-articulated libertarian positions that anyone can relate to."
– Brian Patrick, Editor, Free-Market.Net "Freedom Page of the Week," November 15, 2002.
next, in a recent interview of himself Garry Reed explained to himself that his book consists of a score of articles written in 2001 and 2002 based on his self-branded "Fun&Freedom" style.
"When I first started writing back then," he continued, "I was trying to fill a niche. Most libertarian writing seemed to be very stuffy and serious, written by academics for academics, philosophers for philosophers, economists for economists. That was fine but where were the people like me writing for people like me?"
On that basis his writing mantra became "Freedom is always the message but fun is always the method."
"I consciously worked at developing a writing style that would allow me to ridicule and satirize the freedom-haters while remaining serious about pushing the freedom envelope ever wider open."
The effort paid off with that glowing website review in 2002.
However the first test for this approach came very early, when suicide jihadis flew jetliners into the Twin Towers and the Pentagon.
"How do you write humorously about that?" Reed was asked by Reed.
"The answer is, I didn't. My humor is embedded in the writing style, not in the subject matter. And I miss that style of writing. I effectively gave it up when I began writing for Examiner, which demands churning out content, not fun and not style."
Reed added, "That's why self-producing this book was so enjoyable for me. I'm returning to my roots."
Following his initial online writing stint at NewsGuy in 2001 Reed launched his own "Loose Cannon Libertarian" website where he posted nearly 150 articles, wrote for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram for a year as a member of their Community Columnist Panel, self-syndicated 40 articles as a weekly columnist before taking over as the Libertarian News Examiner nationally and as the Dallas Libertarian Examiner in North Texas where he has posted 1084 articles combined at this writing and still counting.
Selected Salvos is a small book at a small price.
"Buy early and buy often!" Reed encouraged his interviewer. "Enjoy!"
See Reed's YouTube Video Selected Salvos from the Loose Cannon Libertarian.
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What's inside this book?
Scrooge McDuck Capitalism
Everything you ever needed to know about economics.
A rebuttal to those who whine "If it wasn't for government we'd have nothing but chaos."
Libertarianism for Dummies
An early attempt at explaining libertarianism to non-libertarians ... and to libertarians ... and to the author himself.
Heeling Our Leaders
Note that "heeling" is spelled like teaching a dog to obey.
Collateral Damage and Roosting Chickens
A libertarian-eye-view of the real terrorists of 9/11/2001
Smoke a Joint, Feed a Baby?
You'd be surprised how this works out in a free society.
And many more articles like those...
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RECENT EXAMINER READER REMARKS:
Your work keeps getting better and better. Keep it up!
This writer, Garry Reed, is a prolific Libertarian who has taught me so much. He is an analytical thinker and a sparky writer.
I love your stuff. Please keep writing.
Your articles are an inspiration. I am so glad you find the time to write them, I will always find the time to read them.
Thanks for the great reporting. I am a lifetime registered Republican. I am very angry with all the politicians. I have voted republican all my life, but things are really changing now. The more I read your articles and listen to the media, the more I think I'm a Libertarian. I also consider myself a Conservative and an Independent.
Damn you, Garry! I'm too busy as it is, and now I have to stop and read your posts whenever they show up, because they are just that good. Hopefully lots of people who aren't already members of the choir are reading these too!
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