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    Off the Shelf: Spinning Disney's World

    This latest Off the Shelf column is on Spinning Disney's World, by Disney Legend Charles Ridgway. It's an interesting and enjoyable read. Your thoughts?
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    Just subscribing to this thread cause I don't have time to read it this moment. I'll be back!

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    I'm in the middle of reading that book - my schedule doesn't allow me to just sit down and plow through it. Yes it is an interesting read - has a lot of the known stories, but his perspective from the publicity department is at times very unique. I have found several typos, and a few factual inconsistencies (from a trivia point of view) - but overall very good. Would love to have heard more interviewing on Lou's WDWRadio show.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketeer View Post
    Yes it is an interesting read - has a lot of the known stories, but his perspective from the publicity department is at times very unique. I have found several typos, and a few factual inconsistencies (from a trivia point of view) - but overall very good.
    That's a good way of describing it, Craig. I would have liked to have read more that weren't the Disney stories we've heard before, like the duck parade.
    The editing mistakes I was a little surprised at, too. The factual inconsistencies I can excuse a bit, out of respect for Mr. Ridgway's senior status.
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    Quote Originally Posted by disneydame2004 View Post
    ...out of respect for Mr. Ridgway's senior status.
    ( Craig keeps in mind that someday he too will wear the badge of 'Senior Status' - but not for many, many years or longer!)

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    Imaginerding: We're Bringin' Nerdy Back!: Yours Truly, Charles Ridgway

    My brother, Andrew, the other Imaginerd, did a great review of the book. I highly recommend this title to everyone that likes Disney.
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    Overall I enjoyed the book and would recommend it. At times it felt like Ridgeway wouldn't finish his stories, not because he was hiding anything like I'd figure a press agent might, but because his mind just sorta trailed off somewhere else, or maybe the story was a minor afterthought. In any case, that was frustrating. On the other hand I can forgive this because I love these types of books that are really autobiographies of one person's experiences at Disney. There are accounts and insights here that have never been told before. I briefly met Ridgeway at a NFFC Show book signing. He was warm, pleasant, and easy-going. It's great he's had this chance to share his life's work.
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