Book Review

Book covered in human flesh to be sold


In DONCASTER, England, a British auction house has agreed to put a 400 year old book covered in a sheet of human skin on the block.

The book, “A True And Perfect Relation Of The Whole Proceedings Against The Late Most Barbarous Traitors, Garnet A Jesuit And His Confederates,” details the trials and executions of Guy Fawkes and his co-conspirators in the 1605 plot to blow up the houses of Parliament, Sky News reported Wednesday.

The tome, which was published months after the event in 1606, is covered in a sheet of human skin that reportedly came from one of Fawkes’ co~plotters.

The current owner of the book, who asked not to be identified, said he hopes it is purchased from Wilkinson’s Auctioneers in Doncaster by a museum so it can be seen by the public. He said marks on the book and an inscription on the cover, “severe penitence punished the flesh,” seem to indicate the skin’s former owner was tortured before his death.
Thank you United Press International News
This would be way to creepy for me…but I am sure that there is a collector out there that wants this unsusal book.

~The Baby Boomer Queen~



***********************************Does this blonde momment say it all?

McGreevey’s Wife Calls Ex-Governor an ‘Actor’

A self-absorbed con artist who married for political gain and would be running for president had a gay sex scandal not fouled his career.

That’s the picture Dina Matos McGreevey painted of Jim McGreevey, her estranged husband and former New Jersey governor, on the day her memoir, “Silent Partner: A Memoir of My Marriage” hits bookstores. It comes eight months after her husband published his own version of the spectacle that unfolded in front of the nation, and as their divorce proceedings come to a head.

Through their very public displays, both the former governor and his wife seem intent on telling the public their version of the relationship, no matter how personal or disconnected each account may be from the other.

“I think it was all a charade for him,” Matos McGreevey told Oprah Winfrey during a taping of today’s show.

Matos McGreevey said she still doesn’t believe McGreevey is homosexual, despite the sex scandal involving a male aide that forced his from office in 2004.

Dina McGreevey Fires Back

“I don’t think he’s just gay, I think he’s bisexual,” she said, describing their sex life together as satisfying throughout their marriage. “I never saw him checking out men, but I certainly saw him checking out women.”

When she did learn of the affair four years after their marriage, she said she didn’t leave him immediately to protect their daughter, Jacqueline, who was 2 at the time.

“No one ever said to me, ‘He’s gay,'” Matos McGreevey said. “It’s a cliche, but the wife’s always the last to know, and it’s true.”

Winfrey pressed the former New Jersey first lady about the press conference when McGreevey announced his homosexuality and resignation, asking why Matos McGreevey held a smile despite the bitter personal reality the announcement had for her.

“As his world was falling apart, he was still choreographing the entire day,” Matos McGreevey said, quoting her husband as telling her to keep a strong face and play the role of “Jackie Kennedy.”

She described secretive behavior that, in retrospect, should have made her question what she called a “fairy tale” marriage that began in 2000.

Not once did she go to McGreevey’s parents’ house, she said, even though it was just five miles away from their own. She said McGreevey kept finances secret, maintained a relationship that may have been inappropriate with his ex-wife, and kept his daughter from the previous marriage from ever meeting her.

“Silent Partners” is released eight months after McGreevey offered his own story in the book “The Confession” – in which the former governor wrote that his wife may have known he was gay.

While she flatly denies knowing about his gay affair, it was in preparing to chronicle his story, Matos McGreevey said, that she discovered notes that he acknowledged he had married her simply as a political prop.

When the book was published in September 2006, a contrite McGreevey sat on Winfrey’s couch, telling her, “When you’re in the closet, part of the hell of being in the closet is you’re denying your own existence.”

Thank you ABC News and DAVID SCHOETZ.


Well Baby Boomers…WHO CARES…are we surprised that that a politician lied…I THINK NOT…are we surprised that he was a living a life of lies…I THINK NOT…does any one care what his sexual activities are?

I know I DON’T!

Trying to rape the public of their hard earned money to buy these books or see the up coming movie{?}…now that is a SHAME!!!

I give them both a thumbs down.

Being ostracized because you are gay is passe’ and being the poor wife who didn’t see it coming…well, I don’t think I would openly tell the world that I had blinders on in my marriage…that even still…I am “in denial” about my X-husband being gay, when he openly announced it…the rouse is up girl friend…

Get on with your life, Dina Matos McGreevey…he is/was a cheater and a LIAR…no matter if it was a man or a woman…and if I were you…I would have my name changed back to Dina Matos…because that is who you really are! Wipe him out of your life!

Any relationship with out honesty is destined to fail, as it is based on lies.

Good luck to you Dina Matos…it won’t be hard to find a better one…because this one was a “real stinker.”

Baby Boomers…I say this one has a happy ending…she found him out for what he was and now she is done with him!

Smiles and world peace,
~The Baby Boomer Queen~