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Saturday, July 29, 2006

The creator of "Good Times" and "Cooley High" is back with a new book about peace

Eric Monte, the writer who revolutionized Hollywood by writing "Good Times" and "Cooley High" and paved the way for black writers in show business, is back with a brand new book entitled "Blueprint for Peace". I haven't read it yet, but I've ordered it and I will write a review as soon as I'm done with it. I found out about Eric Monte on NPR's Weekend Edition with Scott Simon. Turns out Mr. Monte got fed up with Hollywood big shots, got blacklisted, and descended into drug addiction and homelessness. But now he writes on a laptop from inside the Salvation Army and is ready to change the world. I encourage everyone to read this terrific blog post about him, to listen to the story on NPR, and to purchase this book at You'll be making the life of one brave man a little better, and who knows, you may just bring about world peace.

Also, if anyone does read it, and wants to submit a review, send it to me here at

Also, if you like the book, consider sending Thom Hartmann a note encouraging him to book Mr. Monte to talk about it. Thom always does a great job with authors, and it would surely make great radio.

Categories: War & Peace, Book Reviews

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