Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Re-Made in the USA

If there's one thing readers of this blog know about my writing, it's that it's eclectic: fiction, legal analysis, parenting articles, music bios, local newspaper reporting--for me, it's all about the words. Sometimes, though, it's also about the message.

Last fall, I had the amazing opportunity to work with author and international businessman Todd Lipscomb on his book Re-Made in the USA: How We Can Restore Jobs, Retool Manufacturing, and Compete With the World.

I will admit that before I started reading Todd's drafts and talking with him about the issues addressed in his book, I didn't give the trade deficit much thought. Sure, I knew it was a problem, but it was a problem that seemed a bit far removed from day-to-day life and the more immediate issues confronting the society I lived in. I couldn't have been more wrong about that disconnect, and I came out of this book truly wishing every American would read it before it's too late.

Wiley & Sons will release the book on April 12, and I couldn't be more excited. Work like this really drives home the fact that we're all given our talents for a reason, and there's nothing better than being able to put our natural abilities and acquired skills to work in service of a good cause. That's what the author did when he left a lucrative career to found a business selling only goods made in America, and I'm delighted to have had the privilege of helping him get the word out.