A postcard from our friends at Chapman University came in for the Big Orange Book Festival on the Chapman campus September 21-22. While the event looks like its a knock off of the LA Times Festival of Books, the promoted authoris include conservatiev radio host Mark Levin, a WABC host Sean Hannity often refers to as “The Great One,” expect I believe the correct spelling is “The Grate One.”
Levin’s been one of the biggest critics of the Obama administration and once made a bad joke a few years ago to Alec Baldwin when Baldwin called into the Hannity Show calling Baldwin “Brokeback Alec” so homophobia aside, Levin’s new book is “Ameritopia: The Unmaking of America,” Levin thinks under Democratic rule that America is headed off a clift. Levin is clearly part of the “take the country back” crowd when so many of us on the left want to move the country forward.
Levin’s not your cup of tea? Lizz Winstead, Alice Sebold, Sapphire, David Anspaugh and OC Weekly’s Gustavo Arellano will be there. For more information on the event, go to www.BigOrangeBookFestival.com. The event features more than 100 authors and will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the film “To Kill a Mockingbird” from the novel by Harper Lee.