A rising Starr in Publishing
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From: Peter Langston <psl>
Date: Mon, 19 Oct 98 17:59:10 -0700
Subject: A rising Starr in Publishing
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With approval of the source (who wishes to remain an anonymous employee of
a major publishing house), I forward this e-mail that she wrote to me last
So - I'm handling all the schedules for printed material and I find out
today 4 of our book clubs are offering The Starr Report to their members.
My first reaction is "I'm ashamed of this whole corporation"; then they tell
me what clubs are doing it and what their rationalizations are:
Behavioral Science Book Service - is doing it as a case study in aberrant
behavior (they're not saying whose).
Readers Services - generally a book club that deals with high-toned
literature - is doing it as "an historical document"
Executive Program is doing it as a case study in inappropriate executive
But the last club Library of Speech-Language Pathology had me stumped, until
the ad manager opined "Well, it has something to do with swallowing."
I will not stop giggling for the rest of the day.
© 1998 Peter Langston