Sold Out

I went out to do my Christmas shopping today–hey, it’s been a busy month–at our local Barnes & Noble. I intended to buy Michael Medved’s new book, The 10 Big Lies About America for one of my daughters. (If you’re still doing last-minute shopping, it would be a great choice for school-age kids.)

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I couldn’t find it and asked a young woman at the information desk whether the store had it. She said, “I think we’re out” and added, as she looked it up on her computer, “We can’t keep it in stock. I order five copies and boom, they’re gone.” I couldn’t help thinking, So maybe you should order ten. Still, it was good to see. I noticed that they had stacks of nonsense by Howard Zinn and Barbara Ehrenreich on the shelves, going unread, one hopes.

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