I’ve had lots of e-mails over the
past couple of years from NRO readers wondering when my crunchy conservatism
book was going to be finished. We’ll, it’s done. Crown Forum accepted the
manuscript today, and publication is set for February 14, 2006. The title:
Crunchy Cons: How Birkenstocked Burkeans, gun-loving organic gardeners,
evangelical free-range farmers, hip homeschooling mamas, right-wing nature
lovers, and their diverse tribe of countercultural conservatives plan to
save America (or at least the Republican Party).
Callooh! Callay! I got the cover art over the weekend, and it’s very, very
cool. I couldn’t have done this thing without you readers, and some of you
will appear in the book. Anyway, we’ll be putting together ideas for a book
tour in the next few months. If you want me to come your way and talk about
this stuff in the late-winter/early spring of 2006, drop me a note at
rdreher-at-dallasnews.com. If you don’t know what this is about, why, check
out the NRODT cover story from 2002.