Don’t ask, just read
Just released is Nathaniel Frank s passionate and compelling new book on the anti-gay “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy of the U.S. military, “Unfriendly Fire: How the Gay Ban Undermines the Military and Weakens America” (St. Martin s Press).

Drawing on decades of research on gay service and hundreds of exclusive interviews with policymakers, government officials, academics and service members, the book shows the cruel and unaffordable costs of the current gay ban.

While The Palm Center is ramping up a campaign to send the book to members of Congress, Frank is racking up heaps of praise from military and LGBT leaders.

“Frank makes a compelling case not only that there has been a shift within our society, but that the time has come to look beyond our preconceptions and focus on capabilities,” says Gen. John Shalikashvili, former Chair, Joint Chiefs of Staff, U.S. Armed Forces. “This book should be mandatory reading for anyone with an interest in the state of our society or the readiness of our military.”

The Advocate calls the book “A bracing new account of the military’s gay ban with gripping detail and amazing revelation[s].”


Hard times
With everyone battling the recession and folks losing their jobs, what better time for a new book full of great tips and hints for job seekers.

“Cut The Fluff For Job Seekers: Just Tell Me What I Don t Already Know” by openly gay J. G. Woodward is out on shelves now.

This how to job hunting manual comes at a desperately needed time in our economy from a seasoned vocational expert. The beauty of this book is that it cuts the fluff, and just tells you what you don’t already know about how to find a job. It gives the details of how to be competitive in job search without wasting your time on obvious points. The book delivers just the facts needed to outperform every other candidate while competing for the job you want.