Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Sometimes Spam is a Good Thing: Twenty-Five Years in Jail


While going through comments that needed to be pubbed this evening I came across something interesting.

I'd been spammed by someone, and it was one of those times when I was glad he or she did spam me.

It's a comment that was left on this post I wrote earlier this week. The link on the thread says: "25 Years in Jail."

That link will lead you here, to a web page that is selling audio books. This particular audio book is titled, "Long Walk to Freedom." It was written by Nelson Mandela. It's an autobiography, and the comment was left, appropriately, on my post about Adele's new bio.

Not only am I thrilled to get spam I loved, but also thrilled that whoever left this comment showed an example of great non-fiction in comparison to my post about the questionable biography written about Adele.

Read by Danny Glover, with an introduction by Kofi Annan. Nelson Mandela is one of the great moral and political leaders of our time: an international hero whose lifelong dedication to the fight against racial oppression in South Africa won him the Nobel Peace Prize and the presidency of his country. Since his triumphant release in 1990 from more than a quarter-century of imprisonment, Mandela has been at the center of the most compelling and inspiring political drama in the world. As president of the African National Congress and head of South Africa's antiapartheid movement, he was instrumental in moving the nation toward multiracial government and majority rule. He is revered everywhere as a vital force in the fight for human rights and racial equality. LONG WALK TO FREEDOM is his moving and exhilarating autobiography, destined to take its place among the finest memoirs of history's greatest figures. Here for the first time, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela tells the extraordinary story of his life--an epic of struggle, setback, renewed hope, and ultimate triumph.

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