For Really Big Roadfood Appetites

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Michael Stern
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2004/06/23 13:40:24 (permalink)

For Really Big Roadfood Appetites

We thought you'all might like to see the 20-pound first draft of the manuscript for the new edition of Roadfood, due out in the Spring. I don't know exactly how many pages it is, since there are a, b, c, d, e, f, etc. pages added after others, but I can tell you it's over 150,000 words and it includes about 200 restaurants that weren't in the 2002 edition. (Don't mind the coffee stain on the front page; at least it's not blood, sweat, or tears!)

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    DaveM
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    RE: For Really Big Roadfood Appetites 2004/06/23 13:48:55 (permalink)
    Is this the part where the publisher tells you that the book is going to be printed as a 4" X 6" pocket paperback?
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    Kristi S.
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    RE: For Really Big Roadfood Appetites 2004/06/23 14:01:26 (permalink)
    Congratulations, Michael & Jane! It sure looks tasty!
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    RE: For Really Big Roadfood Appetites 2004/06/23 15:13:29 (permalink)
    Thanks a lot. I've been sitting at my desk trying to kick-start a 2,500 word feature, and you have to show me 150,000 words, with a coffee stain, for Pete's sake.
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    Spudnut
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    RE: For Really Big Roadfood Appetites 2004/06/23 15:16:35 (permalink)
    Jeez, was Bill Clinton your ghostwriter? You guys are threatening to make his book look like a pamphlet.
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    RE: For Really Big Roadfood Appetites 2004/06/23 16:08:44 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Michael Stern

    We thought you'all might like to see the 20-pound first draft of the manuscript for the new edition of Roadfood, due out in the Spring. I don't know exactly how many pages it is, since there are a, b, c, d, e, f, etc. pages added after others, but I can tell you it's over 150,000 words and it includes about 200 restaurants that weren't in the 2002 edition. (Don't mind the coffee stain on the front page; at least it's not blood, sweat, or tears!)




    I hope it is out in time for my birthday in March! This is going to be Number 1 on birthday gift list.
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    CheeseWit
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    RE: For Really Big Roadfood Appetites 2004/06/23 16:36:02 (permalink)
    Impressive! It's the new combination manuscript tortilla press from Sternco...available in stores everywhere
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    Grampy
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    RE: For Really Big Roadfood Appetites 2004/06/23 16:39:34 (permalink)
    Congrats! I think we might be able to work up a deal with the Gideon folk...
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    Poverty Pete
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    RE: For Really Big Roadfood Appetites 2004/06/23 20:55:49 (permalink)
    Please tell me you have included one of Nashville's hot chicken joints.
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    RE: For Really Big Roadfood Appetites 2004/06/23 23:32:03 (permalink)
    Michael. I think you're approaching the limits of paper (this addition may resemble the Manhattan Yellow Pages from the looks of things). Maybe you'll need to publish this on a CD-ROM to be used in laptop computers. LOL. It does look impressive.
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    RE: For Really Big Roadfood Appetites 2004/06/23 23:33:48 (permalink)
    Oops. I meant to say edition.
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    RE: For Really Big Roadfood Appetites 2004/06/24 08:21:07 (permalink)
    We're looking forward to replacement of our dogeared old efition of "Roadfood" - congratulations on completion of a monumental task.

    Cheers, John and Gail
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    RE: For Really Big Roadfood Appetites 2004/06/24 08:40:45 (permalink)
    Yay! another excuse to take a vacation!
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    RE: For Really Big Roadfood Appetites 2004/06/24 18:23:17 (permalink)
    Now the dreaded re-writes...

    I love Stephen King's book "On Writing"...but have a hard time following his editing rules.

    Best of luck, you guys! Can't wait to get a copy!
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    RE: For Really Big Roadfood Appetites 2004/06/24 18:44:29 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Michael Stern

    We thought you'all might like to see the 20-pound first draft of the manuscript for the new edition of Roadfood, due out in the Spring. I don't know exactly how many pages it is, since there are a, b, c, d, e, f, etc. pages added after others, but I can tell you it's over 150,000 words and it includes about 200 restaurants that weren't in the 2002 edition. (Don't mind the coffee stain on the front page; at least it's not blood, sweat, or tears!)




    Michael,
    I'm waxing down my surfboard... can't wait for June (or whenever it comes out)!
    Still Ye Travelling Trencherman, Ort. Carlton in Lovely Athens, Georgia.
    P. S. It might be hard to fit Blood, Sweat & Tears on that small a stage, especially with all those horns and all. Maybe you oughta settle for a solo performer instead....
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    Bushie
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    RE: For Really Big Roadfood Appetites 2004/06/24 19:35:22 (permalink)
    That's cool! Thanks for sharing that.
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    RE: For Really Big Roadfood Appetites 2004/06/24 20:21:26 (permalink)
    SOOOOOO many Restaurants....So little time" />
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    RE: For Really Big Roadfood Appetites 2004/06/25 21:43:17 (permalink)
    It looks like there is something for everyone in there! How many bottles of Pepto did you go through to write that work of art? Congrats and can't wait for it to hit the book stores!

    Susan
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    RE: For Really Big Roadfood Appetites 2004/06/26 03:44:24 (permalink)
    I've got one completely mangled edition, 1 autographed edition with only a couple food stains, I think I need one more to complete my set!
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    RE: For Really Big Roadfood Appetites 2004/06/30 00:25:06 (permalink)
    Nice job! Looking forward to it. Tell Jane we loved 'Ambulance Girl'.
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    RE: For Really Big Roadfood Appetites 2004/07/10 21:39:24 (permalink)
    Goodness, what a lot of work! I hope it sells like hotcakes. I know I will buy a couple of copys.Rex in expensive San Diego.
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    RE: For Really Big Roadfood Appetites 2004/07/26 09:43:42 (permalink)
    Put me down for two! One for the car one for home!
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    RE: For Really Big Roadfood Appetites 2004/08/03 12:33:20 (permalink)
    Congrats on the new edition, but I'm disappointed. By the title of this forum, I thought it was going to be about some of the "biggest" meals out there - meaning the most food you can get for your money. Maybe someone else can start such a conversation.
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