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Old 02-02-2007, 07:37 AM   #1
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Nasty Bits - A. Bourdain

For those of you who received the free book, do you notice something different? Hey for the 'price' it doesn't bother me at all.

I think somebody's head rolled when these books were printed out. I've read 13 pages and have found 2 spelling errors. On page 10, the word 'meat' is spelled met and on pg 13 'ballooning' is spelled balooning. Since I'm not a chef, I don't know if the professional terms are spelled correctly.

Now I want to go to the bookstore and see if they are all like this or if we got the 2nds. Makes me wonder if MSN is affiliated with the publishing house in some way.

Shoot, I'd be tickled to get books like this for free anyday.

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Old 02-02-2007, 09:32 AM   #2
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I haven't read my copy yet (just got it last week) but this wouldn't suprise me - maybe a large number of books were printed with errors and the giveaway was an easy way to get more PR and get rid of the books.
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Old 02-02-2007, 03:59 PM   #3
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Yes, Toots, I have very warm feelings towards MSN right now!
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Old 02-02-2007, 04:07 PM   #4
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Half Baked - really. You got a $24.95 hardcover book for free. And you're picking out spelling/editing errors??? Glad I don't live with you!

I'm halfway through my free copy & enjoying it immensely. As to whether or not it's a "second", who can tell?? Heck, I've purchased many, MANY books at full price that have had spelling/editing errors.

So long as whole pages aren't missing or there aren't recipes missing ingredients or misprinted - who cares? I'm sure you understood the meaning of the misspelled words, right?
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Old 02-02-2007, 04:12 PM   #5
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You'd think an editor would notice such things, but I've only got one more chapter to go to finish and haven't noticed any typos, HB. I'll go back and check those pages just for the heckuvit, though.

Once got another book from the book club that was rife with typos. I called and complained and got another copy that was fine.
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Old 02-02-2007, 04:52 PM   #6
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well piddle - my daughter got one, Jan got one and looks like a lot of you did - I can't imagine what list I'm NOT on, to miss out on this!!!
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Old 02-02-2007, 06:33 PM   #7
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LOL, Jean! I'll make sure you are aware of anything like this in the future. Hey, maybe Tracie got you one for Mom's Day!

Here is where it was discussed:
For Anthony Bourdain fans..

My Les Halles book has a broken back and the pages are falling out. What upsets me about this is Tony signed it at my cooking class' store. I don't want another one but I hate for this one to fall apart.
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Old 02-28-2007, 11:01 AM   #8
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Have you considered getting it reapired? Depending on how valuable it is to you , it might be worth it. Here is one site http://www.bookrepair.us/te

Here is one with instructions for diy repair if you are ambitious . Procedures and Treatments Used for Book Repair and Pamphlet Binding
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Old 02-28-2007, 01:01 PM   #9
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Yes, Jan, I noticed the same mistakes you mention. Haven't finished but I'll let y'all know if I find others. My years as a copy editor seem to be holding me in good stead. Sometimes it's a curse, though.
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Old 02-28-2007, 04:46 PM   #10
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I finished reading it about a week ago and was really quite bored. Bourdain is SO low key and SO laid back that the book almost put me to sleep. If there's anything i can't stand it's a wishy-washy writer.

I really wish the guy would get a little more energy!
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