Avian Flu is Bad for You…

Five reasons you should buy Karl Taro Greenfeld’s new book , “The China Syndrome” — besides the fact that it’s a gripping chronicle of China’s handling of the SARS outbreak in 2003 is a timely and frightening read as the world watches the spread of Avian Flu.

1) Karl provided the looping cross from out on the right that allowed me to soar like a salmon at the near post above a flatfooted defense, for the only headed goal I’ve ever scored in a competitive soccer match. So I owe Karl. And he has been threatening to get me a bound copy rather than just an electronic galley so as to make it onto these hallowed pages…

2) Karl has managed the unique feat of getting the cover story of both the Paris Review and Foreign Policy magazine in a single month (on China’s handling of the SARS outbreak), all while employed as an editor at Sports Illustrated. Freaky. The kid has clearly sensed the imminent demise of print…

3) Years before I knew him, Karl introduced me to Japanese otaku and other Tokyo slacker youth culture through his compelling guide to hip Japan in The Face, back when it was edited by Sheryl Garratt and was arguably the world’s best magazine at the nexus of hip, smart and culturally progressive.

4) Because he’s a damn good writer, smart, edgy, untamed — and according to my sober guide to all things medical, my esteemed colleague Christine Gorman, it’s a great book that highlights the dangers we face as a result of the inclination towards secrecy in authoritarian societies.

Click here to buy it from Amazon

5) Because Bird Flu could prove to be really scary.

This entry was posted in Shameless Cronyism. Bookmark the permalink.

5 Responses to Avian Flu is Bad for You…

  1. the use of face masks and boosting your immune system by taking lots of vitamin-C is still an effective way of preventing the spread of the any type of Flu virus. From Avian Flu, Swine Flu and the common Flu.

  2. i always advice my kids to wear face masks when going into crowded areas. flu is really scary and i dont want my kids getting infected by it. swine blu and avian flu is quite scary.

  3. My family always say that I am killing my time here at net, however I know
    I am getting familiarity all the time by reading such nice articles.

  4. Wonderful blog! Do you have any helpful hints for aspiring writers? I’m hoping to start my own website soon but I’m a little lost on everything. Would you advise starting with a free platform like WordPress or go for a paid option? There are so many choices out there that I’m completely confused .. Any recommendations? Many thanks!|

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *