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A neo-Nazi skinhead calls a Jew …

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Autobiography of a Recovering Skinhead

Autobiography of a Recovering Skinhead


You might ask, “calls a Jew what?” Ok, the title should probably say “former” neo-Nazi skinhead.  “On the phone” might also be an appropriate addition.

I had asked Frank Meeink, author of Autobiography of a Recovering Skinhead for an interview and today he called me back.  I have already written an as-yet-unpublished straight and simple review of the book for the Iowa City Press-Citizen.  But, the story is compelling.  There is a lot more to this guy and his story than can be included in a 600-word review for a local paper.

I haven’t settled on the exact topic of my next piece, but my talk with him will feature prominently.  It is rare that one gets a chance to talk to someone who was once a hard-core extremist, but who today is making amends.

I’m not going to say a lot about the book or my discussion with Meeink now, other than to say that you should buy the book.  If you are in Iowa City, see him at Prairie Lights on July 13th.

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Written by JamesEJ

Thursday, July 1, 2010 at 7:38 pm

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  1. This sounds very interesting. I’ll be at Praire Lights July 13th. Looking forward to the interview and great blog!

    Yashar

    Friday, July 2, 2010 at 6:04 pm

  2. Thanks Yashar. I’ll see you there. No matter what else I can promise it will be colorful.

    JamesEJ

    Friday, July 2, 2010 at 7:00 pm


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