I had some time to kill before my moms' night out last night, so I went looking for a book or two by Susan Estrich to get a feel for her writing style before her new book came out. Lo and behold, what I found instead was said new book. The one I'm in! I had no idea it had already hit the shelves.
Apparently, they went to print prior to my decision on the whole "What's in a name?" debate because I'm feature in the book as Julia ____________. I've only had a chance to breeze through the chapter of her book that includes my excerpt. She included my entire testimony, which made me happy. I always get nervous at the thought of someone cutting out parts here and there. But I was a bit surprised that there was no direct commentary on my testimony. It just sort of sits there. It's in good company, with other relevant facts about the abortion debate, as it stands in our country right now, but I was a bit surprised that she didn't go on to highlight any items in particular or break down my ideas in any further detail.
So far, I'm on the fence about the book in general. I agree with Estrich that Coulter is a raving lunatic who embarrasses the majority of those who fall to the right of center. But what I've read so far seems a bit too disjointed to be really engaging. I'll let you know more when I get a chance to really read it in its entirety in a full review. (Which, I promise, will be more balanced than the "reviews" on Amazon right now.)
In the meantime, go get the book and tell me what you think.