The man laughing behind @oprah is Anthony Ray Hinton. That a person can give off that much light after 30 years on death row from a wrongful conviction is part of his gift of grace. I won’t say more because it would be a sin to get in the way of his story as he tells it. And I won’t tell you the amazing role Lester (in the bow tie) plays because why deprive you? Hinton is the author of The Sun Does Shine which is the @oprah book pick. It will enrage you, captivate you, surprise you, wring the humanity from you and fill it right back up again with the power of love and forgiveness. It’s not just the message, though. The book, which is the @oprah book club pick, is very well written, the product of the imagination and humor that sustained Hinton as well as his skill as a story-teller and, no doubt, the skill of his co-author Lara Love Hardin. You’ll not think of friendship, rain, books or hate the same way again. The sun does shine. From inside Anthony Ray Hinton.