Forward From this Moment: Selected Columns, 1994-2008 by Leonard Pitts, Jr.
Since 1976, when he was an 18-year-old junior at USC, Leonard Pitts' writing has been winning awards, including the Pulitzer and five National Headliner Awards. This book collects his best newspaper columns, along with select longer pieces. The book is arranged chronologically under three broad subject headings: Waiting for Someday to Come,” about children and family; White Men Can’t Jump (and Other Stupid Myths),” about race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, and other fault lines of American culture; and Forward from this Moment,” about life after the September 11 attacks, spirituality, American identity, and Britney Spears.
Pitts has a readership in the multi-millions across the country, and his columns generate an average of 2500 email responses per week. His enthusiastic fans are certain to embrace this collection of the best of his newspaper and magazine work, published to coincide with the release of his first novel, Before I Forget.Forward from this Moment is an essential collection from one of America’s most important voices.
Leonard Pitts, Jr. won the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for commentary for his syndicated column, which appears in more than 200 newspapers, and has won numerous other journalism awards. Born and raised in Southern California, he now lives in suburban Washington DC with his wife and children. He is the author of the nonfiction book Becoming Dad (Agate, 2006) and the novel Before I Forget (Agate, 2009).