It is very rare for me to start a book and not finish it. It is even more rare for me to become so disgusted that I want to throw a book away. This book covers both. I’ve tried a number of times to read this book. Every time I try, I end up irritable and start eyeing the shredder and recycling bin.
Mr. Barnes was a public interest lawyer who lost a case that was in litigation for seven years. It was a wage case on behalf of nurses employed by the City of Denver. The judge would not allow any evidence of historical discrimination into the trial. This book is the result of that loss. It reads like he’s presenting a case to that judge in absentia. The author plainly has an agenda, an axe to grind. This presentation makes me distrustful of everything, from cover to cover.
If anyone is interested in reading this book, please send the editor your address and I will happily send it to you. Otherwise, I’m donating it to the local library though the recycling bin is still a possibility.
[Melia Suez is a stay at home mom, a Hellenic polytheist, and the editor of From Cave to Sky: A Devotional Anthology in Honor of Zeus.]