I’m reading Bill Simmons’ book about the rise of the Boston Red Sox. I think Simmons is one of the most astute sportswriters in America (and you know I’m an expert). I love that he combines sports with pop culture and he always writes from the perspective of a fan.
That said, I’m frustrated with his book. I’m 96 pages in and I’ve found 4 typos. 4!!! That’s about 20 more than any published book should have. And the worst thing is that this book isn’t even "new." I mean that in 2 ways. It’s a collection of articles written between 1998 and 2004. All he had to do is cut and paste a bunch of articles that should have had some editor reading them the first time they were written. The book is also in paperback, which means they could have fixed the errors between printings.
The book is pretty interesting, definitely worth the read. I’m just curious why the Sports Guy (or his editors) put out an imperfect product.