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Book Review: The Daring Spectacle by Mark Morford

The Daring Spectacle: Adventures in Deviant Journalism by Mark Morford is a collection of Morford's "best" essays over the past decade. It's not a book that you need to sit down and read all at once. Rather this is one of those books you keep handy when you think you are the only rational person left on earth. Not that Morford exhibits rationality, but his ability to skewer those who leave you with a WTF look on your face will make you laugh and shake your head.

I just picked up the book to find my favorite essay, alas how can one pick a favorite when Morford tackles subjects from George W. Bush, the Duggers to designer vaginas? You just can't. And that's the beauty of this book. Just when you think you have Morford figured out, he goes on a topic and leaves your head spinning...and you'll also be shaking your head in agreement. Of course you won't always agree with Morford, but if you did, it wouldn't be that fun, now would it?

This makes a fab last minute gift for the rabblerouser in your life! Get them a copy from an indie bookstore or

Disclaimer: I received this book from Mark himself. He found my blog and thought I'd enjoy reading his book. He was right.

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Sarah said…
I love Mark Morford. I became a regular reader of his column when I lived in SF, and have continued to follow him since coming to Chicago. I'm really happy for all of his success, and only wish I could take one of his yoga classes!

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