February 16, 2008

Blogs: The Book

When I started this blog, I never imagined that the silly things I post here might one day end up in a printed anthology alongside writing by Nobel Prize winner Gary Becker, federal judge Richard Posner, and the New Yorker’s Alex Ross. But we all have blogs which, along with 24 others, have been anthologized in a new book out this week called Ultimate Blogs: Masterworks From the Wild Web compiled by former New York Times reporter Sarah Boxer. I’m flattered!

The printed page might seem like an odd way to read blogs, but the compilation actually makes for good reading. And the fact that the book features relatively short entries that can be read in any order makes it an excellent bathroom book. (I mean that in a good way.)

You can read reviews of the book on-line for a better idea of what the book is like and what’s included. Here are a couple of them: LA Times, Newsweek.

Note: Sarah Boxer selected the posts that she feels work best in her compilation. But they aren’t necessarily my favorite posts from my blog. I do maintain a “Favorites” list that can be found among the Categories list in the sidebar, or by clicking here.


!! radical.
you deserve to be there… elevated bathroom literature! congratulations.

So don’t be a tease and link to the posts that got used (and save us twenty bucks).


And to think we knew you ‘way back when’.

And just the other day my wife and I were watching a TV show where they ‘fuzzed out’ somebody’s T-shirt logo. I told her I knew (of) a guy who sold ‘pre-fuzzed out’ shirts.

Way to go,

How fabulous for you! So when can we expect the documentary?

Congrats! I bought the book on a whim last week and you were one of my two favorite of the blogs featured. I’m glad I did because I don’t know that I would have found you on my own.

Now I’m off to catch up on your archives.

I bought the book first and yours was one of the few blogs I enjoyed enough that I bothered to write down the web addy.

I came upon this book by accident, but after reading a sample of your blog I was hooked. I always wanted to create a blog based on the thoughts I had, but there just isn’t enough hours in the day for me. I’m so glad to know that there are people like me who question everything and look at the world with EYES WIDE OPEN.
You Rock!!