The Washington Post again tries to goose the book sales of Kate Michelman’s book with a book review on today’s Federal Page. The headline was “On the Front Lines for Women.” Reporter Ceci Connolly complains only that Michelman doesn’t show enough of her own life story: “Michelman’s life story from abandoned, pregnant housewife to feminist leader is inspiring.” In this, she found her “calling.” Could we refrain from religious terms on this one, Ceci?
Connolly never notes that perhaps Michelman represents “liberals” or the “left,” although she noted Michelman’s enemies on the “influential evangelical right.” (Well, that’s their “calling.”) The Post promoted Michelman’s book last month on the front page of their Style section when she appeared to push her book at a Democratic women’s event.
Michelman needs all the help she can get. This morning’s Amazon sales rank review: Kate O’Beirne, ranked at 476. Kate Michelman, far below at 52,918.