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January 27th, 2006 · 6 Comments
by Booksquare

Galleycat reports (exclusively!) that A Million Little Pieces had its Dewey Decimal Number revoked — at least in Brooklyn. The book was issued the less-exclusive “FIC” category.

We’re not sure what impact this has on the card catalogs of the world, but presume the transition will proceed in an orderly fashion, barring any holdouts in Sioux City. You just never know what’s going to happen there.

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6 responses so far ↓

  • Lorra // Jan 27, 2006 at 4:58 pm

    YES to Brooklyn!

  • Al // Jan 28, 2006 at 6:23 am

    I’ve bought this book “Arab Voices Speak to American Hearts” by Samar Dahmash Jarrah a few weeks ago; and I was facscinated by the facts that I read from ordinary Arab citizens. As an American it made me change the way I view Arabs (Muslims and Christians) in the Middle East and it also made me understand more about our foreign policy and Middle East politics.

  • SusanGable // Jan 29, 2006 at 2:02 pm

    Dude, what the heck does that have to do with the topic at hand? Which is Frey and his ISBN being revoked in Brooklyn and exchanged for a FIC ID?

  • Booksquare // Jan 29, 2006 at 8:37 pm

    We have topics??? I couldn’t figure it out either, so I thought, “let it through.”

    You’ll be happy to know you came up as a James Frey authority at dinner tonight. Jim (see above) was impressed that I knew, via you, there were two James Freys. The conversation then degenerated into a discussion about how Buffy The Vampire Slayer killed two perfectly nice networks.

  • SusanGable // Jan 30, 2006 at 12:15 pm

    LOL – Of course we have TOPICS. You pick them when you choose what to blog about.

    Cool that I am an expert. And HEY, I like Buffy the Vampire Slayer! She didn’t kill them. She was cancelled long before the merger. Totally not her fault.

    (It’s James Frey’s fault. Yeah. That’s right. And even if not, we may read about it in his next memoir. lol. See how neatly I steered that back on-topic?)

  • Booksquare // Jan 31, 2006 at 10:10 pm

    And here is the flaw with being me: I had no idea that we had topics. I see this as an out-of-control essay test. Eventually we’re all going to figure out what we’re talking about.

    Regarding the Buffy killing the network thing, Jim (who I thought was on this thread, but has ended up on another — he will, of course, accept responsbility for his error), wrote on this very topic this week. I will give him a free push (though, it is not necessarily as selfless as it seems):

    He is no longer in a position to say I’ve never done anything for him.