Morning Edition 8/16: 'HAPPY UTOPIA DAY, JOE McCARTHY'

I did not know until after I spoke with J.T. Lundy, author of 'Happy Utopia Day, Joe McCarthy', that this is his first book.  I also did not know that I was his first interview.  You couldn't tell it by me - as they say.

J.T. Lundy has written a book that is humorous and scary, contains enough truth in it to keep you wondering if it might not all be true, and is a really fun read.  It doesn't contain profane language or bloody, gory scenes, or any 'adult situations' to speak of.

What it does do is say all of the things any one of us could be thinking about our local, state or federal government at any given time - particularly these days. And for me, it says all of the things that I am not allowed to say as a 'professional journalist'. 

Be sure and tune in to my conversation with J.T. Lundy.  His is a name I'm pretty sure we'll all hear again.