DOUBLEPLUS BLURBISHNESS….You know how to tell when a book is good? Really doubleplusgood? When the paperback edition has not one, but two separate cover blurbs from Kevin Drum. The marketing folks for Geoffrey Nunberg’s Talking Right, clearly possessed of unusually penetrating judgment, decided that the new softcover release should include blurbs from both my Mother Jones review and my end-of-the-year blog post which confirmed that, yes, I liked the book.

This seems a little less than completely kosher to me, but still: high marks all around for discerning taste. Next time, though, I want three blurbs.