Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Ye Olde Partners Page

*A Collection of Antiquarian Curios & Relics*

"I've had enough of reading things
By neurotic, psychotic, pig-headed politicians
All I want is the truth
Just gimme some truth . . . "
--John Lennon, Gimme Some Truth

B. Traven Jr. here. I am taking a break from the filming of the latest episode of Finding Bigfoot to update you on the latest inthe wacky world of books. In fact, I have toyed with the idea of just walking off the set. There is a distinct lack of professionalism amongst their crew, and I would have just as much chance of finding Bigfoot by looking out my backyard window. Ha, ha!

As you well know, I have spent time on many expeditions in search of lost books, like Homer's Margites, The Annals of King David, William Shakespeare's The History of Cardenio, and of course, the latest edition of Mary Hunt's Hunt's Guide to Michigan's UP. However, my latest foray into the Partners' warehouse has revealed at long last that they have received Adam Gamble's Good Night Michigan (9781602190542) 9.95. So you can keep your Goodnight Keith Moon (9780956011923) 10.95 and your Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site (9780811877824) 16.99; I'll take Adam's book. Ha, ha!

I have obviously dabbled in the occult, but I didn't realize that we had a psychic in our own midst. David predicted yesterday that the Michigan football team is going to run the board for the rest of this season. This would be a tall order with Penn State and Ohio State on the docket, but Seth, er, David seems strangely confident. Speaking of Michigan, John Bacon's Three and Out: Rich Rodriguez and the Michigan Wolverines in the Crucible of College Football (9780809094660) 28.00 is shipping directly from the bindery and we hope to have our stock by the end of this week. If David is right, we're heading for Vegas. Ha, Ha!

I wanted to say congratulations to St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa, who not only won this year's World Series, but is also retiring from managing, finally. What is he like 150 years old? His recent biography Tony La Russa (9781600785573) 15.95 traces his life from his childhood in Transylvania to his major league career as a three-time World Champion manager. Also, fresh off the press, Partners has two new commemorative 2011 World Series books called Wild Cards (9781600787171) 14.95 & (9780578095776) 24.95. Furthermore, there is a new book called Finally, a Guidebook to St. Louis by and for St. Louisians, Neighborhood by Neighborhood (9781935806073) 18.00 by Amanda Doyle with Kerri Bonasch that will show you right where Mr. La Russa sleeps during the day. Don't forget to bring a hammer and a stake. Ha, ha!

And as Robert Heinlein once said, "Secrecy is the keystone to all tyranny."
Odds & Sods

I did get a kick out of this article called '10 Literary Trends that Need to go Away': The first one is 'Lackluster Graphic Novel Adaptations' and it reminded me of Twilight V2 (9780316133197) 19.99. The fourth one is 'Self-indulgent celebrity memoirs' which brought to mind the November 15 release, Shaq Uncut (9781455504411) 27.99 by Shaquille O'Neal. It must have been written by a bookseller because they are all spot on . . .

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