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Produce prices skyrocket in Wisconsin
2008-02-22 07:05
by Bob Timmermann

Brewers first baseman Prince Fielder has announced that he's turning vegetarian.


"I tell people I don't eat meat, and they're like, 'Oh!'" Fielder said, raising his hands and making a sour face. "They forget there's so much other food out there. Beans, rice, tofu. You've got a lot of good food, baby!"

Fielder made the decision to cut out meat after reading a bestselling book by Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin with a title not fit for a family Web site. The book was given to Fielder by his wife, Chanel, who along with the couple's two kids was already on a meatless diet (though Chanel does eat fish). Fielder said it exposed to him the "gross" side of the carnivore business, and, as he first told the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel for Thursday's editions, he wanted nothing to do with it.

Judge for yourself if the title of the book is unfit for a "family Web site."

2008-02-22 07:37:52
1.   Derek Smart
"Produce prices skyrocket in Wisconsin"

From what I've seen, the idea that anyone else in Wisconsin eats vegetables is inherently misguided....

2008-02-22 09:34:18
2.   Cliff Corcoran
That title is unsuitable for a family site because we don't want the current generation of future authors and publishers to grow up thinking cluttered, clumsy, and cutesy are the essential ingredients for book titles. Besides there's one very objectionable word in it: "kitch" as short for "kitchen."
2008-02-22 09:37:26
3.   Woden325
2 , I was just fixing to say that the title was unfit for literate people. Way too wordy, and trying too hard to be edgy and witty.

And the subject brings up my problem with vegetarians and vegans: they just won't shut up about it.

2008-02-22 11:40:36
4.   Eric Enders
The worldcat title is slightly different from the one on the book's cover at Amazon.
2008-02-22 13:27:32
5.   Bob Timmermann
Didn't they teach you in library school that you're supposed to use the TITLE PAGE and not the cover to determine what a book's title is?

Kids today....

I'm going to send you a copy of the AACR2 to study.

2008-02-22 13:51:28
6.   Tom Meagher
"And the subject brings up my problem with vegetarians and vegans: they just won't shut up about it."

My problem with non-vegans is that many of them won't stop making asinine generalizations.

2008-02-22 15:32:08
7.   Eric Enders
5 Yeah, I know, I was just saying.

However, I never went to library school. I just sort of learned on the fly.

2008-02-22 16:44:07
8.   Bob Timmermann
That's the problem when you pick up all your library instruction on the streets.

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