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 week:
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Readers Services - generally a book club that deals with high-toned literature - is doing it as "an historical document"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 behavior
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.
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