Update: Richard sez, "Two years before writing the fan letter, Hoover had opened what became a 50-page spy file on Lucille Ball when a House Committee on Un-American Activities probe revealed she had once registered to vote as a communist. G-Men also put the screws to Ball's husband Desi Arnaz in disapproval of his making a TV show about the FBI busting Ma Barker (allegedly in order to further a rival Warner Bros. hagiography, which Hoover was helping)."
I write books. My latest is a YA science fiction novel called Homeland (it's the sequel to Little Brother). More books: Rapture of the Nerds (a novel, with Charlie Stross); With a Little Help (short stories); and The Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow (novella and nonfic). I speak all over the place and I tweet and tumble, too.