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The paperback edition of The Gamble (link) is being released this week (with a hot new afterword) and so I am heading out on the road. Book tour is what publishers invented to punish authors for writing books. This afternoon I plan to look in on Mr. Wolf Blitzer on CNN. I am scheduled to ...

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Cancan Chu/Getty Images
Cancan Chu/Getty Images

The paperback edition of The Gamble (link) is being released this week (with a hot new afterword) and so I am heading out on the road. Book tour is what publishers invented to punish authors for writing books.

This afternoon I plan to look in on Mr. Wolf Blitzer on CNN. I am scheduled to be on Ms. Terry Gross's show Fresh Air on Wednesday. (I would pay to be on that show -- I think she is the best interviewer in the business.) Later on Wednesday I am slated to be on XM Radio's "Young Turks" show. Then on Thursday I'll be on a Northeastern regional NPR show called "The Roundtable," and later that day will be speaking in New York to some sort of hoedown the History Channel is putting on for people who make military documentaries.

More to come next week when I head to the Boston area and Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

The paperback edition of The Gamble (link) is being released this week (with a hot new afterword) and so I am heading out on the road. Book tour is what publishers invented to punish authors for writing books.

This afternoon I plan to look in on Mr. Wolf Blitzer on CNN. I am scheduled to be on Ms. Terry Gross’s show Fresh Air on Wednesday. (I would pay to be on that show — I think she is the best interviewer in the business.) Later on Wednesday I am slated to be on XM Radio’s "Young Turks" show. Then on Thursday I’ll be on a Northeastern regional NPR show called "The Roundtable," and later that day will be speaking in New York to some sort of hoedown the History Channel is putting on for people who make military documentaries.

More to come next week when I head to the Boston area and Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at ricksblogcomment@gmail.com. Twitter: @tomricks1
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