• Image of "Penny Rants" (book)
  • Image of "Penny Rants" (book)
  • Image of "Penny Rants" (book)

Alec Mento's first book, "Penny Rants: Notes of a Sanctimonious Purist, 2005-2012," collects withering jeremiads and caustic civics lessons from his long-running political action blog, Thieves in the Temple. But while he relentlessly tabulates the greed, cruelty, and folly of our political and corporate elites, his optimism always wins the day – for, as he reminds us, we are not spectators in our democracy, but actors; and we are not the subjects of our government, but its owners.