21. June 2011 · 2 comments · Categories: Books

Um … I might have even be tempted, although the price is far too high, but when I read the description I had to laugh:

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Opera San José is the professional opera company in San Jose, California, United States, founded in 1984 by Irene Dalis. In 1988, it formed a resident company of principal artists, for which it has purchased fourteen apartment units to provide rent-free accommodation. Until 2004, the company performed in the Montgomery Theater in San Jose’s Civic Auditorium complex. One of the keys to the company’s success over the years has been its fiscal prudence. The company opened its 2004-2005 season in the 1,119 seat California Theatre, a former vaudeville and film theatre designed by Weeks and Day. On opening day in 1927, this 1,848 seat movie palace was said to be the finest theater in California. With its magnificent Jazz Age décor, it was part of a wave of ornate theaters built to define downtowns all over the country. For nearly 50 years the theatre showed films, until it’s closure in 1973.

REALLY! This is absolutely ridiculous! They put a book together by grabbing info off the internet and then they charge $49 for it?

Yeah, I’m sure it’ll be a best seller. After you read the copy you buy may I borrow it? (And if they took things from my website, I wanna know!)

I love reading “High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles!” on the front.

Okay … if you really want to buy the book, you go right ahead. But don’t say I didn’t warn ya!


  1. “For nearly 50 years the theatre showed films, until it’s closure in 1973.”

    There shouldn’t be an apostrophe in “its” if we’re really going to be taking them to task.

  2. Oh truly, sfmike! That actually tips the scales entirely for me … misuse of “it’s” and I’m outa there. 😉

    (I clicked on the first editors name and it appears he has a good (bad?) number of books out there like this. Please tell me people don’t really buy them. Yikes!)