I’ve got an index!


Long before I ever thought about writing a book I was fascinated by indexes. I realize now that I have always wanted to read a history of indexes: how themes are chosen, the hidden politics of indexing, unsung heroic indexers etc. Is there one out there?

Of course this realization was spawned by the fact that I just found out that I’m getting an index. I know it makes sense, I just hadn’t thought about it! To me this is much more exciting that the cover finally being chosen.

I mean, check out this snippet:


Reagan, Ronald, 82–83, 96–98, 189–190, 195–196
Reblochon, 92
recombinant bovine growth hormone (rBGH), 26, 74, 84–87, 94
Red Hawk, 134, 180, 184
rednecks, 41–42
Redwood Hill Farm, 44, 55–56, 88, 141, 151
rennet, 5, 93–96

That is a better advertisement for the book than anything I can come up with. My only regret is that I didn’t somehow incorporate The Rezillos into the manuscript. That would have made this little index cross section even better.

2 responses to “I’ve got an index!

  1. ok, that is too cool! 🙂 i’m excited for your book to come out.

  2. I sure hope the Ramones are in there somewhere…

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