Saturday, September 12th, 2021
Online • Live • 4:00pm PT/7:00pm ET
In conversation with Joel Paul
I want to thank Professor Joel Paul, the Extended Session team, the Book Passage team, and my wife, Elaine, for making this on-line program a success.
And I especially want to thank the more than 1,200 viewers who tuned in to watch the event. For me, this means much more than just potential book sales. Of course I’d be happy if you wanted to purchase
a copy of Electoral Bait & Switch, but I didn’t write the book just for the royalties. I deeply believe that the elimination of the Electoral College is a critical political, constitutional, and moral issue, and we need to move
on it as fast as possible. If you do no more than lobby your community groups and make you concerns clear to your Congressional Representatives in support of this change, that will make me happy,
There is more information about this issue on my website at billpetrocelli.com I hope you’ll take a look at the somewhat cheeky “Twitter Quiz” I’ve been posting on my Twitter account. The entries are all there on my website at billpetrocelli.com/2020/09/electoral-college-the-twitter-quiz/.
Here are a few books I’ve been reading lately, and I recommend them all. When Time Stopped by Arianna Neuman is an astonishing memoir about a woman born in Venezuela who painstakingly chased down the
story of her father’s life after he died. She found out that he was a Czechoslovakian Jew who somehow managed to find his way to Berlin during World War II and hide in a chemical plant under the nose of the Nazis. His Truth Is Marching On by Jon Meacham is the poignant, uplifting story of Congressman John Lewis and this time. Meacham writes with wonderful, intimate detail and includes an Afterword that was written by Lewis himself just before his death. Isabel Wilkerson’s latest work is Caste: The Origins of Our Discontent, and it is the kind of book that people will be talking about for years. She looks at America’s race problem in a profound and enlightening way that is almost certain to make it into the national dialogue.
Thanks everyone for your support of my book and for your support of Book Passage.
Below, please find links to purchase books by Bill Petrocelli and Joel Paul, as well as Bill's recommended titles.