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19 Nov 2010 21:06


Culture: What? People actually want to read Mark Twain’s autobiography

  • 7,500 number of copies the publisher of Mark Twain’s autobiography published for its first run
  • six number of reprintings they’ve had to do since the book came out earlier this month
  • 275k number of copies the book has sold so far, it looks like it’s a major hit, actually source
  • » Why did they underestimate? Well, the book, published exactly 100 years after the legendary author died, is kind of a bear. At 500,000 words, four pounds and $35, it’s not exactly breezy summer reading. And there’s more books coming next year, too.

01 Mar 2010 21:55


Culture: Mark McGwire Highway renamed, but it still makes its Mark

  • McGwire Mark McGwire was one of Missouri’s greatest baseball players … well, until he admitted to using steroids. Highway revoked!
  • Twain Mark Twain is one of America’s greatest authors. And since he has the same first name, it’ll be easy to change the signs! source