In my family we simply have to support, look up or otherwise engage with anyone else with the last name Muto. I remember my dad going through the phone book at whatever town we were traveling through, calling and chatting with random Mutos he found there – total strangers – on the somewhat apocryphal theory that all Mutos were some kind of cousins. Even the Ukranian Mutos – and there are some – were believed to be distantly related. So this past Christmas when my LA sister brought her typical Perma Pak box of hardcover books – the best among those she’d purchased and read since her last visit – she brought a copy of Athiest in the Foxhole, by Joe Muto. “I just had to buy it when I saw the author,” she explained. As my father’s daughter, I understood. The book, much to my surprise, turned out to be a witty, entertaining, insider’s guide to Fox news, presented from the viewpoint of a liberal, slightly lazy partier who happened to land on his feet there, but the writing and humor keep the book from feeling self-serving or apologetic. I’m still waiting for the foreshadowed punch line halfway through the book, as in how this kid totally trashes his career by working as a mole for some liberal group I’ve never heard of and ends up fired at 30. I’m Ok with the wait, though, because getting there is definitely fun. So I would like to encourage you to pick up my cousin Joe Muto’s book and make him a little money on royalties. You will probably enjoy it and we in the family would feel better if he’s doing well with his book – after all, it’s pretty clear he’ll never get a job in news again.