On radio this morning, conservative columnist and author Michelle Malkin joined Glenn to share a very exciting announcement.
“I’m thrilled to announce today that Mercury Ink has entered a venture with Michelle Malkin, and we are publishing her next book,” Glenn said. “You want to talk about it a little bit?”
“This is my fifth book, and I think it’s going to be probably my most treasured book. It’s very different from the others that I’ve done. And, of course, each of these books is like a baby to me,” Michelle explained. “I’m a real control freak and so I write every single word of my books, and I live and breathe them and that’s what I’ve been doing the last several months. You know, a lot of my fans have noticed that I haven’t done a lot of TV lately, and one of the reasons why is because this opportunity has allowed me to just really indulge in this passion.”
“A lot of people know me from TV and assume that my life is filled with indignation 24/7. And I certainly have plenty of that but, you know, my personal life has been marked by a great reverence for the American Dream because that’s my own story. I’ve always been sort of a failed tinkerer myself, but I’ve loved reading stories that don’t get told,” she continued. “We can’t move forward until we look back. And when Obama used that phrase ‘You didn’t build that,’ it really stirred something among tinkerers and entrepreneurs and ‘tinkerpreneurs’. And that really, in part, is the inspiration for the book, although I have to say it’s not a political book. It is a historical book. It’s a storytelling book.”
Much like Glenn, Michelle has a deep love of history. And she has devoted much of her time to researching and uncovering stories that have failed to be told.
“I have been trying to convince you to join us here at TheBlaze, and I was lucky enough to sit back with you… at Restoring Love, I think, about a year and a half ago and talk about your passion on inventors and ‘tinkerers,’ as you call them,” Glenn said. “And you and I both have a love of history. And we sat backstage there talking about history and the stories that you wanted to tell and the stories that I wanted to tell.”
“Yeah, I think you’re kind of forcing me out of the closet here as a, you know, out-and-out full-blown nerd about tinkerers,” Michelle joked. “That was a very, very special meeting for me and it has really sort of fueled my passion.”
Just as Glenn’s Miracles and Massacres, which Michelle quipped she should probably “get a commission” for before she is giving a copy to everyone she knows, offers an entertaining and apolitical look at history. Michelle hopes her book, Who Built That: The Tinkerpreneurs Who Built Everything From Bottle Caps to Bridges, will do the same.
“One of the things that I found, Glenn, in my review of a lot of those contemporary books that have been written, that have been used as history books on this general topic of American inventors, is they leave out a couple of things,” Michelle said. “And I just have to say thank you and God bless you, Glenn, for everything you do. It’s wonderful to call you a friend and a partner.”
“Michelle, thank you so much and God bless you and Merry Christmas to you and your family,” Glenn concluded. “Michelle Malkin, truly a patriot and, a remarkable woman. And she’s been working on this for a while, and we’ve been going over it, and you are going to love her next book – probably out next summer or next fall. Look for it then. We’ll tell you all about it when we get closer.”