“Now those journal entries are in her book, “Not One More Mother’s Child,” to be released Wednesday. The paperback also contains some of her speeches to peace groups earlier this year, letters to politicians and writings since leaving Crawford.
“I never wrote anything more than a note to excuse my kids from school before Casey was killed, so to see something I wrote in print with my name on it is amazing,” Sheehan told The Associated Press by phone from her home in Berkeley, Calif.
Sheehan gained national attention during her 26-day vigil on a Texas roadside near President Bush’s ranch in August. She refused to move until the president met with her or ended his vacation. That moved Arnie Kotler, the founder of a Hawaii publishing company who saw news coverage and read Sheehan’s Internet blog entries from the protest.
“I thought, ‘This is already a book. This is incredible,'” said Kotler of Koa Books, which printed about 20,000 copies. “We got it done as quickly as we could, and the deepest reason is to stop the war.”
Call me a skeptic but I cannot help but wonder what her motivation is because it doesn’t come across as a tribute to her son. I am sure that I would feel differently about someone who didn’t have so many questionable comments and remarks tied to her. But the reality is that I still think that she is an unthinking puppet.
I am terribly sorry for her loss but the reality colors my perception.