Holiday Gift Recommendations, created by my peoples

So, here at thinaar’s blog, I’m real proud of my friends and family who have come out with published works of literature and music and stuff in 2008. With that in mind I want to link all you holiday purchasers to these special products, written by mine and yours:

Growing Up White: A Veteran Teacher Reflects on Racism
My mother, Julie Landsman’s newest book makes white privilege fun and edifying. 40 years of teaching and learning have gone into this book. Proud doesn’t start to describe it.

Sea Won’t Take Long
My friend and sometime collaborator T. Griffin and Catherine McRae’s newest album full of luscious wordplay, low hummed loneliness and sonic textures that make your hair stand quietly on end.

Graffiti Lives: Beyond the Tag in New York’s Urban Underground (Alternative Criminology)
Dr. Greg Snyder (Professor Greggy to his friends) has been working on this book about Graffiti writers for a long time and I’ve gotten to see him evolve into such a fine writer and thinker I know he will rock the academic world for real this time.

The 99 Cent Only Stores Cookbook: Gourmet Recipes at Discount Prices
Christiane Jory came up with the perfect cookbook for our leaner, meaner times. Please welcome her into your kitchen.