My First Advance Uncorrected Proof

This one is for you, Lizz.

I’ve been considering posting twice a week, Monday and Thursday, at least until classes begin the 10th of October(1).

toco shop

My friend took me to a Resale-Recycle Shop on Cherokee st, The Toco Shop, next to the former Melt (R.I.P. Blue Ox waffle, I didn’t try many of Melt’s unique sweet or savory waffles but you, my Blue Ox, with your cornmeal waffle pedestal for 3 thick slices of brisket, covered in brown gravy and freckled with blue cheese will always have a place in my Epicurean heart(2). Yum.) where I found my very first Uncorrected Proof!


By: Maggie O’Farrell


I plan to read this book soon(3) and post a review.  I’m now curious about uncorrected proof hunting.  Do you have an uncorrected proof story you want to share or an UP (in order to make uncorrected proof hunting cooler and easier to write about, I’m going to start calling them “UP”s) you’ve been looking for? Please share in the comments below and don’t forget to share if you like this.


  1. I leave for England the first but classes don’t begin until the 10th.
  2. Not to be confused with epicirious which is a phonetic slang derived from Epicurus’s ethical goal of minimizing harm and maximizing happiness, or as it has been interpreted here and here as a maximizing of pleasure via food and drink.
  3. Currently reading The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and I have a slowly growing second collection (the first/main is packed away in preparation to leave) even though I really didn’t need Reviving Ophelia, The Ocean at the End of the Lane, or Ray Bradbury (Bloom’s Modern Critical Views) but at $.50 and 1$ for hardbacks, how could I resist? Thanks Toco Shop (I am not being paid to say this, I just really liked the shop)

2 thoughts on “My First Advance Uncorrected Proof

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