[quote=CrazyCasey]I had that in my Amazon cart (now deleted). You should post a review there too. [/quote]
That's a very good idea. I will do that, thanks!
I'll let you all know when it's up.
Calypso, I am not even surprised that you got that response from him. That is exactly the same thing that I disliked about his book: not his opinions per se, but his insistence that they're RIGHT and everyone who disagrees is WRONG.
We've all been around the internet for a long time. We've probably all had our share of verbal sparring matches, flame wars, and arguments -- over any number of topics. I post on dog boards, on political blogs, and on White Sox boards, and on all three, emotions can run very high.
But there comes a point in our evolution as human beings when we stop the bickering. We let it go. We know that we won't convince every single other person of the validity of our beliefs, and we are okay with that! When someone spits vitriol at us and says that THEIR dogs are GLOWING with health on XYZ Crap-In-A-Bag food, we say politely "That's great! Have a nice day!" And we put the person on 'ignore' or we block the e-mail address. We might laugh about it later with our friends, but we don't rise to the bait every time someone calls us out. We have more meaningful ways to use our time, and our self-respect doesn't demand that we scream the loudest, longest, and last.
Jon Katz has never gotten to that point. If I were to write him today and explain politely that his beliefs don't apply to me, I am absolutely certain that I would get back a response and that it would be very much like the one that you got, Calypso.
He's really tiresome.