Tuesday, May 17, 2011

The Wisdom of Whores

Sometimes you come across a voice that cuts through the nonsense and tells it as it is. A voice that is not afraid to tell you that the UN spent $ 250 million on AIDS prevention in 1995, and private users spent $ 2 billion on botox injections ten years later. A voice that questions a much admired public figure for declaring that he intends wiping out polio in less time that it took his company to wipe out its nearest competitor. A voice that challenges with humour.


I just started reading Elizabeth Pisani's "The Wisdom of Whores", and I am already addicted.
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6 comments:

Jan Morrison said...

This is brilliant! The juxtaposition is scathing. Are you saying it is inspired by the book you are reading?
Jan Morrison

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Sometimes we need the truth!

Margot Kinberg said...

Natasha - Oh, how right you are that we need voices that speak out and up. Voices that tell us what is really going on. Voices like yours.

Tina said...

Amen, sister. I don't know how it is in India, but here in the US we as a society have our priorities completely wrong. It embarrasses me, frankly.
Tina @ Life is Good

Elspeth Antonelli said...

Brilliant.

Chuck said...

Talk about a title that just reaches out and grabs you...that's the one!

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