So one of the fine members of The Well-Trained Mind message boards actually CONSULTED the “Works Cited” in the History of the Ancient World. One of my previous books (The Well-Educated Mind: A Guide to the Classical Education You Never Had) is listed there.

Kind of (as she just pointed out).

Yep, that’s right. It says, The Well-Educated Mind: A Guide to the Classical Education You Never Need.

(banging head against wall)

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  • GBK Gwyneth

    Ha! Thanks for allowing us to get a good chuckle … we’re not laughing at you, we’re laughing with you, I promise!

  • Colleen in NS

    That’s funny – I had noticed it, too, when I got the book last year!

  • Sarah

    Freudian slip? Or naughty copy-editor? 🙂

  • Kari

    That’s hilarious! lol

  • e

    Surely, a copy editor slipped that one in for kicks.


  • Diane W.

    So the careless copy editor basically just negated your life’s work with one little word? Breathe in, breathe out. Make a phone call. Laugh……eventually.

    Although I have to say, it did make me chuckle. 🙂 🙂

    Diane W.

    PS. Take that page out and frame it!!

  • TaraTheLiberator

    Love it!

  • Jennifer King

    Oh, that’s painfully funny!

  • Christina

    I’m saying,”Oh no!!!” but I’m laughing. I’m sorry. That is so terrible! But if you don’t laugh, what would you do? That’s how I deal with things, anyway. (Although the banging head against the wall is very tempting most of the time)

  • Ellen

    Do you think that’s an editorial version of a Freudian-like slip?

  • Amanda Read

    That’s hilarious! But understandably frustrating.

  • Mike

    Isn’t irony (terribly) wonderful?

  • Lori McCoy

    That’s hilarious! I mean, you know, we all know what you meant… 😉

  • BrightenedBoy

    That’s awesome. At least you’re taking it in stride, though.

    I’ll probably wind up picking up that book, by the way. I’m on your History of the Ancient World right now and quite enjoying it.

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