Update: Please follow my latest at www.lootbook.com; waxword will have to go quiet for a short while. Please check back later in November, and we will be back.
The long-awaited moment is here! "Loot: The Battle Over the Stolen Treasures of the Ancient World" is finally available for purchase in bookstores everywhere, and online.
Should the Met should have given back the Lydian Hoard? Are modern day Egyptians the proper heirs to to ancient pharaonic civilization? Should the Parthenon sculptures stay at the British Museum or go back to Greece? Is the Getty a rogue museum, or wrongly targetted by politicians?
Find out, and be the first to support this book by buying it today, at www.lootbook.com
, or at your local bookstore. We need your support, please take a moment to buy the book today
Already, "Loot" is causing a stir in the art world, from an excerpt published at "The Daily Beast" about sex at the J. Paul Getty Museum, and among passionate advocates for and against restitution, commenting online. You'll find the Daily Beast excerpt, along with the Introduction, posted at lootbook.com.
I'll be leaving on book tour, and appearing at events in Los Angeles, New York, Washington DC, Boston and elsewhere in the coming weeks. I hope you will join us at public events next weekend in Los Angeles; you can check those out under Appearances, but most updates will be at lootbook.com
As a result, I will not be blogging as much about Hollywood and other related news in the next few weeks. I hope you'll forgive the interruption, and will come back in December, when I will again pick up the pace, ahead of the full-on launch of thewrapnews.com.