Some days, you get a little bit of exercise.
You hear a good story, and you pounce on it. You spin it to make it funny, bend the facts for more entertainment, and jump to conclusions to make it interesting. The truth might get stretched but when you’re running a good tale, who cares?
Someone does—especially if it’s about to ruin their life. In the new book “The Courage to Hope” by Shirley Sherrod, with Catherine Whitney, (c.2012, Atria, $24.99 / $28.99 Canada, 240 pages, includes notes) you’ll read about one such event.