DetailsJeff Ott of Fifteen/Crimpshrine's 2nd book.
Review: ""In the time it took 'terrorism' to kill 3,260 Americans... domestic violence killed 21,910 women, child abuse killed 19,800 kids." It's facts like this that do all the convincing in Jeff Ott's powerful second book Weapons of Mass Destruction and the Real War on Terror. It explores the terrorism that exists on our streets and in our homes everyday. Combining well-developed research with personal experience, Ott presents the straight-up facts about issues such as domestic violence, police brutality and sexual abuse, and suggests that a real war on terror would be against the men who oppress, exploit, batter and kill innocent and powerless people daily in our own country. Weapons of Mass Destruction addresses many current and controversial social and political issues. It offers practical arguments for legal abortion and same sex marriage, stressing the implications that result from nations that justify legal action based solely on religion. It also provides an original analysis of the significance of the worldwide demonstrations against the US invasion of Iraq and presents the facts behind Bush's deception of our nation. In contrast to his earlier work, Ott now uses more statistical data than personal observation to demonstrate his points, however, he still manages to creep into the personal lives of millions of Americans as he looks at conditions, causes and solutions to the familiar problems of alcoholism, teen pregnancy, AIDS and STDs in a way that is particularly effective and relevant. With the exception of a six sentence story by his five year old daughter, and a brief description of his experience with illegally downloading his own music, Ott surprisingly keeps almost all 20 chapters of this book focused, direct and sincere.
Once again, Jeff Ott uses his unique sense of humor and personality, as well as brutal honesty to make Weapons of Mass Destruction a passionate, entertaining and valuable read for anyone who might be interested in creating a safer, healthier, and more constructive life, society, country or world."-PatK