Or, big big news and an extended dunk on Henry Ford because obviously.
Love your style. I chuckle through every post. Keep digging up the dirtbags!!
I tried to read this out loud to my husband even though I have a sore throat and I instantly dissovled into coughing fits every time I tried. I still tried because it's just that good!
Congratulations! Fantastic news about your book.
Also, I had a thought. Edward Gibbon Wakefield. You might want to look into him. I'm not sure exactly how much of a dirtbag he was, but he had a habit of eloping with teenaged heiresses, a passion for colonising already-inhabited lands and a gift for persuading people to go along with grandiose schemes which never quite panned out. He doesn't appear to have been a complete monster, and I admit that his life story is rather short of the stabbiness that I know you so love. But his story may be worth a look.
There was so much I didn’t know about this gangrene tosh pot that now that I am informed I’m going to have my sixteen year old nieces learn as well. But also why do I have a feeling that Ford and Disney we’re probably good friends?
Written with love to all the people who want to make their place as great as it used to be. What I love about your writing is how boldly it updates us, all this stuff is unknown because a whole host of status quo cultural pressures keep it suppressed. One thing I've noticed in movies and tv shows in recent years is that every great historical event deserves a remake, because earlier films about it ignored so much, and the newer one's tell the real truth even when it's uncomfortable, which basically means we've all been living in constant coverups forever and need people like you to wake us up...I like that feeling after you woke up. Seems strange lots of people don't like to be woke.
I’m from Dearborn: did you know he built houses for his workers at a nearby tractor plant who were making tractors during WW1? This was an early Levittown experience. I grew up in this historical district: the “Ford Homes” neighborhood. There were six models, creatively named A, B, C, D, E and F. If you bought one, you could not exchange one model for the other as the streets were planned with one and only one model on each parcel. The homes were built between 1919 and 1920. Every single home built then still stands. And yes, I went to Edsel Ford High School, which also still stands. Unfortunately?
Today Dearborn has the largest Middle Eastern population of any US city, making it a vibrant foodie community.
Nicely put. Ford totes sucked, and I would argue, still sucks. Evil incarnate.
Entertained AND informed. Possibly my favorite combination. Had no idea about the antisemitism, etc! Thanks for the chuckles and eye opening.
Just wondering if it’s possible to preorder your book in the UK? Also, the Oliver Twist book sounds amazing. I will be needing a copy of that one when it comes out!