Saturday, February 24, 2007

Congrats to Fred Shapiro!

Fred Shapiro, Associate Law Library Director at Yale, has an new book out, Yale Book of Quotations link. He receives a lengthy, entertaining and favorable review from Louis Menand in the current issue of The New Yorker, here. The Yale University Press site linked above, shows that the book was voted Book of the Year at Amazon.com, and received many more great reviews from all over the world. Fred is the only law librarian I know to have been auditioned for "Who Wants to be a Millionaire." He says he wasn't fast enough with the button and didn't even make it to air time. I think Fred may have found another way to fame and fortune, with this excellent, and popular, book! Well done!

2 comments:

Jim Milles said...

:( Betsy, you still don't listen to my podcast, do you? I interviewed Fred about his book five weeks ago in Episode 57 of Check This Out!

Betsy McKenzie said...

Sorry, Jim! I probably need to break down and get an Ipod. It just doesn't work well to sit at my desk and listen to your podcasts -- I can't do anything sitting there and listen to you at the same time! Do you know how long it took me to get a microwave or tape recorder? Slow adopter...