[bksvol-discuss] Re: Would anybody like to validate this?

  • From: Carrie Karnos <ckarnos@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2007 17:37:52 -0700 (PDT)

It's already in the collection and in excellent condition since it was a New 
York Times bestseller. 


----- Original Message ----
From: Mayrie ReNae <mrenae@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Wednesday, October 24, 2007 5:30:35 PM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Would anybody like to validate this?

Hi Everyone,

        I have just finished scanning a book on 
loan to me from the library that I'm not 
interested in reading all the way through right 
now.  It is "Never Have Your Dog Stuffed" By Alan 
Alda.  I have removed all headers, and protected 
chapter headings.  The page numbers are at the 
bottom of the pages, and not consistently 
separated from the text by a blank line, so would 
need to be protected by the validator.  The book 
received a 99.72% accuracy rating from Kurzweil 
1000's ranked spelling.  Ideally, I'd like to see 
the book validated before I need to return the 
book on the fifth of November, just in case any 
pages need to be rescanned.  That doesn't look 
likely, with an accuracy rating as high as it 
is.  If anyone is interested in validating the 
book, just say so, and I'll submit.  Otherwise, 
I'll hang onto my scan until I feel like reading 
it, and hope for the best about pages perhaps 
needing to be rescanned.  I'll paste the book jacket information below.


"My mother didn't try to stab my father until I 
was six," begins Alan Alda's irresistible story. 
The son of a popular actor and a loving but 
mentally ill mother, he spent his early childhood 
backstage in the erotic and comic world of 
burlesque and went on, after early struggles, to 
achieve extraordinary success in his profession.
Yet Never Have Your Dog Stuffed is not a memoir 
of show-business ups and downs. It is a moving 
and funny story of a boy growing into a man who 
then realizes he has only just begun to grow. It 
is the story of turning points in Alda's life, 
events that would make him what he is if only he could survive them.
From the moment as a boy when his dead dog is 
returned from the taxidermist's shop with a 
hideous expression on its face, and Alda learns 
that death can't be undone, to his decades-long 
effort to find compassion for the mother he lived 
with but never knew, to his acceptance of his 
father, both personally and professionally, Alda 
learns the hard way that change, uncertainty, and 
transformation are what life is made of, and that 
true happiness is found in embracing them.
Never Have Your Dog Stuffed, filled with wonder, 
good humor, and honesty, is the crowning achievement of an actor,

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and director. But surprisingly,
it is the story of a life more filled with 
intelligence and laughter than any Alda has ever played on the stage or screen.


Alan Alda played Hawkeye Pierce for eleven years 
in the television series M*A*S*H and has acted 
in, written, and directed many feature films. He 
has starred often on Broadway, and his avid 
interest in science has led to his hosting PBS's 
Scientific American Frontiers for eleven years. 
He was nominated for an Academy Award® in 2005 
and has been nominated for thirty-one (and has 
won five) Emmy® Awards. He is married to the 
children's book author and photographer Arlene 
Alda. They have three grown children and seven grandchildren.

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