Thursday, March 7, 2013


I thoroughly enjoyed Noreen Malone's rant in the New Republic about the ever expanding length of the Acknowledgments page chapter in books today.  And I was especially amused to learn that, because the New York Times Book Review has a policy of not assigning reviews to anyone who is thanked in the book's acknowledgments, authors will sometimes purposefully "acknowledge" the names of reviewers who they fear. 

But I have an idea for Ms. Malone: if you are so offended by lengthy name dropping in the Acknowledgments section -- don't read it.  It is almost always clearly labeled and can easily be skipped.

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