A Beard Cut Short Errata
The below managed to conceal themselves from many readers and editors. They’ll be corrected in future editions. Page references are for the print edition; for that small dose of schadenfreude, you’ll have to do a search in the eBook.
“Eugenics means good genes. Euphoria means good sounds.”
“Euphoria” means “a feeling of great happiness or well-being,” according to John’s favorite dictionary. I meant “euphony,” meaning “Agreeable sound, especially in the phonetic quality of words,” according to that same fine source.
She is sharp, self-effacing, engaging, and funny—like Jake, but a foot shorter, 130 pounds lighter, and blonde.
The “Jake” in question is Jake Butt, the Denver Broncos tight end at the center of the historical-present vignette on pp. 55-58.