Video: Stephen Chbosky

October 10, 2008

I don't plan on making this a regular occurrence, but I'd like to take an opportunity to plug an AL Focus video:I'm sharing this for the content, not the cinematography (of which there's more or less none). This is Stephen Chbosky, author of The Perks of Being a Wallflower, reading a letter from one of his readers, at the Banned Books Read-Out in Chicago September 27. That description really doesn't do the video justice, though. It's one of the most powerful arguments I've seen for keeping a book available—an utterly visceral approach to intellectual freedom, rather than a, well, intellectual one. I hope you'll be as moved as I was.