Mark will be spending the coming week on the promotional trail for The [Un]documented Mark Steyn, with many media dates in New York and rounding things out with a live appearance in Chicago on Saturday. There's an excerpt from the book in today's New York Post.
But, before all of that, here's how the last seven days looked to him:
Steyn began the week with a musical question: What's the connection between the Muslim call to prayer and Fred Astaire?
~Monday was Columbus Day in America and Thanksgiving in Canada, but Mark spent it signing copies of his new book - while, on the radio, Rush Limbaugh pondered one of its key points: that you can't have conservative government in a liberal culture.
~On Tuesday, as part of his free speech campaign, Steyn discussed one of the most appalling stories of the week - Houston City Council's full-out assault on the First Amendment.
~On Wednesday, Mark considered the awesome symbolism should Baghdad fall to ISIS.
~On Thursday, Steyn returned to The Hugh Hewitt Show to chew over the big news of the week - Ebola - and the wretched performance of the CDC, which Mark called the DMV with test tubes.
~On Friday, the Instapundit Glenn Reynolds suggested that the best way to cope with Ebola might be to buy Steyn's new book and die laughing.
~On the Big Climate front, Mark analyzed all the key developments: the US military's insistence that the critical threat to national security is climate change; grizzled rocker Neil Young's assertion that the critical threat to the planet is the US military's carbon footprint; and Nobel Fauxreate Michael E Mann's shocking revelation that the real threat to the world is Amazon customers posting one-star reviews of his book. With all these competing threats, we are more grateful than ever to everyone who's helped prop up Mark's end of the forthcoming Mann vs Steyn trial of the century by buying SteynOnline gift certificates and patronizing the Steyn store.
~What with all this Ebola, Mark was glad to kick off and relax at the weekend with an escapist movie about a lethal virus that leaps from Africa and is soon rampaging across America.
A new week at SteynOnline starts tonight with our Song of the Week.
As mentioned above, Mark has a new book out tomorrow: He'll be launching The [Un]documented Mark Steyn on the telly with Fox & Friends on Monday morning, and on the radio with Sean Hannity in the afternoon. You can find full details of his media appearances in our daily "On The Air" box in the top right-hand corner at SteynOnline.
As for the book, you can buy it now from Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Books-A-Million in America, or Indigo-Chapters, Amazon and McNally-Robinson in Canada. As part of his book tour, Mark will be joining Sean Hannity, Katie Pavlich, Bobby Jindal, Dana Loesch and more this coming weekend at the Chicago Freedom Summit.