“One Thousand White Women,” A Cheyenne Story, Tops Elizabeth Warren’s Summer Reading List
By S. G. Lawrence
BOSTON—After revealing Democratic Senate Candidate Elizabeth Warren’s attendance last week at the Cambridge-based meeting of Affirmative Action Abusers Anonymous meeting, The Washington Fancy learned that the Harvard Law professor’s female book group recently placed Jim Fergus’s bestselling novel One Thousand White Women: The Journals of May Dodd at the top of its Summer 2012 reading list.
TWF had noticed weeks ago that Amazon.com, the world’s largest book retailer, and Ingraham Book Company, the world’s largest book wholesaler, were both starting to report unusually high reorder activity on the backlisted novel.
Although criticized by some as “a 21st Century PC Chick Lit spin on 19th Century White Misogyny and Eugenics,” One Thousand White Women is a fictional account of the 1870’s “Brides for Indians” program, a secret U.S. government miscegenation plan to breed white women with Cheyenne Indian “savages” to inject white cultural and religious civilization into their Tribe.
Tracking down this literary lead, TWF’s Boston-based affiliate was able to locate a member of Elizabeth Warren’s book group exiting from last Friday’s AAAA meeting in Cambridge.
Although the blonde, blue-eyed woman who appeared to be in her late 30’s was not willing to speak on the record, she did confirm that Warren’s book group (privately referred to among members as “After Hours for Harvard Women of Color”) was meeting in late June to discuss the novel. The woman was also willing to volunteer that Elizabeth Warren had personally offered to cook and bring two of the recipes featured in Pow Wow Chow, a 1984 cookbook edited by Warren’s cousin to which the Harvard Law professor had contributed her famous Cherokee recipe for “Crab with Tomato Mayonnaise Dressing.”
The Washington Fancy is hoping to interview other members of the book group after the discussion of One Thousand White Women in June.