Tuesday, August 19, 2003

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Interesting company I keep at Amazon

So I was clicking on to Amazon to see how my sanctions book was selling. Then I notice this part of the page:

Customers who bought titles by Daniel W. Drezner also bought titles by these authors:

Amartya Sen
Joseph S. Nye Jr.
Niall Ferguson
Bob Woodward

I have no explanation for this -- except for Nye's latest book, I don't think I've cited or discussed the other authors in either the blog or my research. I just thought it was good company to keep.

posted by Dan on 08.19.03 at 12:50 AM


Mine was linked to, of all people, Michael Moore. This probably means nothing to you, but if you knew who I was and what I was writing about you would have the same reaction to the company you keep.

And Whoo-Hoo! I'm rated higher than you by almost 150,000 (probably meaningless given that books in our range sell about 1 per month and the rankings probably are arbitrary -- though not apparently alphabetical since my name comes after yours).

posted by: John Lemon on 08.19.03 at 12:50 AM [permalink]

I clicked through and got Globalization and it's Discontents by Joseph Stiglitz on that list as well. An interesting book, but not exactly the sober view you might expect from a Nobel Prize winner. Well, regardless of views you are least sharing space with two Nobel Prize winners. Now if only the searches for their books would link back to you.

posted by: Rich on 08.19.03 at 12:50 AM [permalink]

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