Monday, November 14, 2011
Thanks for joining me for Mailbox Monday! MM was created by Marcia at A girl and her books (fka The Printed Page), who graciously hosted it for a long, long time, before turning it into a touring meme (details here).
Marcia herself is hosting in November. Seem like old times! Please go by and visit her Mailbox Monday site to see all the people participating and remember to stop by her wonderful blog.
I only got one book last week -- timely given the Penn State child abuse story -- and it is one I have read already. But I gave away my copy and wanted to replace it. It is time for a re-read in any event.
Scout's Honor: Sexual Abuse in America's Most Trusted Institution by Patrick Boyle.
This book was published in 1994 and was, for a long time, the only publicly-available information on the Scout's horrible problem with sexual abuse -- including their secret "Perversion Files" documenting pedophile Scout volunteers.
A lot more information has been in the news in the last year and a half or so, since my firm won a big verdict against the Scouts here in Portland. I think Boyle should consider a revised and updated version of this fascinating book.