In Today’s Retirement News

November 3rd, 2005 · No Comments
by Booksquare

While Michael Korda’s imminent retirement from Simon & Schuster is news in and of itself, we find we’re more fascinated by the way the man redefines “retirement”. Our understanding has always been that a retired person gets up at ungodly hours (eventually leading to driving one of the airport vans because today’s youth simply can’t wake up on time) and spends a lot of time puttering around the garden. Or is it putting? We’ll get back to you.

Maybe Korda doesn’t own a dictionary (unlikely, but stranger things have happened). His definition of retiring includes adding a new title to his resume: editor in chief emeritus. We think this is his way of guaranteeing he’ll be invited to staff potlucks while finally relieving himself of the obligation to buy everyone a holiday gift.

File Under: Publishers and Editors