book reviews (off topic)

Bapopik at AOL.COM Bapopik at AOL.COM
Mon Mar 5 04:50:39 UTC 2001

AMAZON.COM (continued)

   They did it again!
   About two years ago, I reviewed LET'S GO NEW YORK CITY and gave it one star for completely ignoring my work.  To "balance" the review, Amazon added an anonymous review that gave the book four stars.  That fake review was attached to both LET'S GO NYC 1999 and LET'S GO NYC 1998 (then out of print).
   In 2000, LET'S GO actually e-mailed me back.  I thought my work would be represented for the 2001 book.  Instead, "the Big Apple" was wrong again!  I just wrote a one-star (lowest rating) review.
   On the same day, the good staff at Amazon wrote this:

****  great intro to nyc
A reader from san diego

I bought this guide after looking at numerous others (A response to my statement that other guidebooks have "Big Apple" correct--ed.), and this is still the one that I like the most.  Maybe it's b/c I'm a college student on a tight budget, but the Let's Go guides are lifesavers.  I skimmed thru the Frommer guide before buying this one and that was just too boring for my taste.  Let's Go tells you the truth (NICE POINT, AMAZON STAFFER!--ed.) and what you would really find in nyc.  Before your trip, you can use it to map out your entire schedule if you wanted to, which was great b/c it included sites that ppl like me would actually want to visit.



   I'm typing this at the Columbia University Library.  Someone just handed out a Durex condom with a red ribbon:

You're not too smart for AIDS.
Neither are your friends...
Pass on the ribbon.

  This goes with Greek Salad??

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