Bill Best is known not only as one of the first to earn a PhD in Appalachian studies, but also as a consummate tomato farmer. His recent books include Heirloom Seeds: Growing, Eating, Saving and Saving Seeds and Preserving Taste; Heirloom Seed Savers in Appalachia, both from university presses. But Best returns to satire – the genre where he first appeared in print in books – for this volume. His first book, The Tragedy of Platitudinous Piety, satirized ‘60s protesters like myself, but this, his most recent book, turns his wit from left to right as he takes on Donald Trump.
Berea, Kentucky: self-published, 2020. 100 pages. Trade paperback.