Misleading and clueless: Rivers and baseball

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September 8, 2022 by jacklovelace

Two new books I’m reading have me absolutely baffled over, in one case, a misleading title, and the other,

a missing index.

I bought Life on the Mississippi because I come from a town along the river and I always read books about adventures on the river.

I open the book and find that the author begins his adventure in Pittsburgh and takes up over half the book traveling down the Ohio River before reaching Cairo on the Mississippi, missing the entire upper half of the river.

I assume the false labeling is because it is catchy and the Ohio River holds little sexy marketing.

Shame on them all.

The book, “The 100”, is a fine baseball book by a really good writer, Joe Poznanski.

My brother gifted me the book for my birthday. He has a copy and loves it except he said

it had no index to allow you to matchup the 100 player profiles and the page it is on.

I thought he must be mistaken.

I get my book and there is no index. How do you do that?

You have to flip through the pages to try and find someone you are looking for.

Truly bizarre.

In the first case I mark it down to greed. In the second case, a clueless publisher?

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