A quick note to journalist Nick Tosches: You’re a good writer. That book about Dean Martin? Awesome. All those record reviews in the ’70s? Killer. That’s why it breaks our heart when you make factual errors, especially while correcting another journalist for their factual errors.
Tosches writes in Vanity Fair:
Theodore C. Bestor is the author of Tsukiji: The Fish Market at the Center of the World, the standard work on the subject. He, the chair of the Anthropology Department of Harvard, and I, the chair of nothing, spent some time together in Tokyo. It was Ted who taught me how to correctly pronounce the name of this place: “tskee-gee.” (In her new book, The Sushi Economy, Sasha Issenberg says it’s “pronounced roughly like ‘squeegee,’” but it’s not. Her book, however, is an engaging one.)