if you get npr, have a listen to talk of the nation today. todd helmus will be on to speak about a book that my friend lauren edited and i proofread: enlisting madison avenue: the marketing approach to earning popular support in theaters of operation. lauren also took one of the two cover photos (one is in theater in iraq; the other is on madison avenue. guess which one she took on a long weekend trip?). you can download a copy for free or read it online (or even just a summary of it), or you can buy a copy inexpensively and support the nonprofit, nonpartisan thinktank for which i work.