In writing a blog post about my own book, I face the awkward choice between re-printing my own press release, clumsily writing about my own book in third person, and strangely asking a Dig colleague to gush for me. Faced with those options, I thought to bypass some of the inevitable awkwardness and simply litter an entire post with lots of links, pics, and publicity pull quotes from HIZZONNAROO, my new ebook covering the 2013 race to replace longtime Boston Mayor Tom Menino.
Contains more than 30 columns originally written for the Jamaica Plain Gazette.
Features introductions by John Ruch (JP Gazette) & Peter Kadzis (WGBH).
Includes more than 5,000 words of new original content.
Material follows the entire 2013 Boston Mayoral Race.
On The Title:
As implied by the arcane title – a mashup of Hizzoner, the generic moniker for municipal monarchs, and the annual cultural blowout Bonnaroo – HIZZONNAROO is my most local release to date. But while his writings and polemics on Hub politics are bitter bubble gum for local wonks and lefties, they’re also fit for anybody – whether now or in several years – tracing alternative explanations for how Boston picked its first new mayor in two decades.
From the intro by Peter Kadzis:
Faraone writes to stir things up, to inspire thought, to provoke reappraisals—agonizing or otherwise.
From the intro by John Ruch:
While the dailies promoted spurious polls that got the results backward, and later both endorsed the candidate who lost, Chris hit street corners and lunch counters to report what real people really thought.