As an author of children's nonfiction and a regular reviewer of science books for popular audiences, I frequently learn about new publishing ventures. Their messages to me always speak of a filling niche that they are sure needs filling. They are almost always encouraging and ambitious, and a message I got today surely "pushes the envelope."
I think this outfit, G&G Publishing, is biting off more than it can chew. The owners, George Gutz and Grisslee Gore, describe their list as "off-beat nonfiction for readers with unusual tastes."
"That's for me!" I thought, until I discovered this title in their catalog: An Arm and a Leg: The History of Human Cannibalism. Still, I couldn't resist learning more, so I followed the link to the book summary, which listed these chapter titles among others: "How Many in Your Party, Mr. Donner?" and "Dinner at the Dahmers."
I think I'll pass on the offerings of Gutz and Gore.
P.S.: To discover my latest reviews of science books, including some that approach the standards of Gutz and Gore like the one pictured here, check out the "What's New" page at The Science Shelf.