Tom Garrison is in the process of editing a collection of essays, “Why We Left the Left” seeking 25 essays of 500-5000 words each from big and small L libertarians who were formerly leftists, liberals and/or progressives about their transition. See previous IPR story here. Excerpted from an email from Mr. Garrison to me (Paulie):
I have some very good news to report—I have acquired the services of an experienced literary agent for Why We Left the Left. [..] Literary agents are not going to waste their time on book projects they feel (and they are the experts in such things) cannot be “sold” to a publisher and be commercially successful.
We, all the contributors to Why We Left the Left, are fortunate to engage her services. While this is a huge step forward, much remains to be done. To date I have 13 completed essays (my goal is 25). Seven, are in the editing process. And another five who had indicated an interest but not yet submitted an essay.
[..] The book is more saleable as a finished project, as opposed to waiting for contributors to complete their essays.
Here is where I’m asking for your assistance. If you know other Libertarians (Libertarian Party members or not) who fit the profile (former leftists/liberals who evolved into Libertarians) and who want to share their story, please send me their name and contact information, or have them contact me.
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I’ve written a possible essay for the book, although in my view it is not finished (your opinions welcome). IPR rules don’t permit me to publish it as a separate article here, although other IPR writers are welcome to publish it if they wish. Assistance with finding other people who are interesting in contributing essays, and further discussion in comments, would be welcome.