Wednesday, February 07, 2007
And if I was reading, I'd be reading the newest book by former Spy magazine journalist and satirist Louis Theroux: The Call of the Weird.
Louis, who has been documenting the odd in America for a number of years, revisits some of his most interesting subjects in this book. Included are such eccentric luminaries as Thor Templar, Lord Commander of the Earth Protectorate, and Prussian Blue, twin teen white supremacists who sing charming little white power folk songs, like a hate-group version of the Cowsills or the Partridge Family.
And after that, I'd go back to the man who inspired Louis (son of Paul, by the bye), the wonderful Jon Ronson. (His book The Men Who Stare at Goats is pictured just behind Louis's.)
tell all your friends!