Saturday, March 24, 2007

What is Paul Lewis reading?

Paul Lewis, author of Cracking Up: American Humor in a Time of Conflict, shared an account of his latest reading and research activity at Writers Read.

Among the stories he's been tracking:
[T]he case of Joseph Frederick, a Juneau, Alaska high school student who was punished in 2002 for refusing to take down a banner he designed that read "Bong Hits 4 Jesus." Though Ferguson has testified that he was only trying "to be meaningless and funny, in order to get on television” during an Olympics parade event, his case has now reached the Supreme Court where the free-speech issues associated with it appear to be no laughing matter.
Visit Paul Lewis's website.

Read the Page 69 Test: Cracking Up.

--Marshal Zeringue