Wednesday, August 20, 2008

The Sad Little Book Club That Never Was

McNeil received his copy of THEY GOT ME COVERED by Bob Hope (see item #14 on this "link"). "Did you notice there's no official publisher?" said McNeil, via telephone. "It just says, 'FIRST EDITION, Copyright, 1941, by Bob Hope, Hollywood, Calif.'" I replied that indeed I had noted just such an anomaly. "Now that you have it, we should start a book club," I said. McNeil replied that he did not have time for such nonsense. "It's only 95 pages and most of them are pictures," I pointed out. McNeil was unmoved.