You can't judge a book by the food stains on its cover
Ex-multimedia Editor John Lindner is always looking out for me, especially with his Shallow Thought Wednesdays:
"I think the typical trajectory runs something like this: Author makes book proposal. Proposal is widely rejected. Brave lone wolf agent picks up proposal and valiantly pursues publisher. Crusty but lovable book editor agrees to take a brief peek at a sample chapter on the condition he/she is bribed with a case of top shelf single malt and a modest humidorful of brackish Macanudos … and a date with the agent. ...
"OK, OK, I'll ship the manuscript."
Editor loves it. Moves heaven and earth to get it published. Rave reviews. Billions of pre-pub hardbacks sold the first week. Spielberg trilogy of blockbusters ensue. Editor dies happy. Agent starts his/her own agency solely for the pleasure of rejecting unknown authors. Author retires to a tony but unostentatious Baltimore City neighborhood to blog daily about memorable meals, dining trends, comings and goings on the restaurant scene and more, dines out twice daily, and eventually becomes U.S. ambassador to Sweden.
Are you touched? You must be if you're reading this post. So help my friend, mentor, counselor, straw boss, and superior in all things dining, get started on the road to destiny. All EL needs to retire in complete happiness so she can focus entirely on our blogging needs is a jump start to the book that waits within her yearning to be released. How can we help? She needs an inspiring title. She'll fill in the rest.
Here are my suggestions:
1. Tip This!
2. Table of Discontents
3. Take It Back!
4. Dinner Is Served
5. You Call That a Crab Cake?
6. The Biography of Owl Meat Garcon
7. The Baltimore Sun Expense Account Diet"