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theguardian - 18 days ago

Why doesn t Michelle Obama s memoir have an index? Blame Trump

Readers have bemoaned the absence of an index in the former First Lady’s bestseller Becoming, but indexers say it could have been a casualty of US political chaosThe latest victim of US politics? The index, with Michelle Obama’s bestselling memoir Becoming noticeably lacking one. “What were her publishers thinking?” wrote Ann Treneman in the Times. “Why in the world wouldn’t they want to provide what amounts to a road map for readers?”Looking at recent memoirs, those by Stormy Daniels, Omarosa Manigault Newman and Joe Biden also go without. The pro-index camp include Hillary Clinton (What Happened has listings for both Benghazi and Bon Jovi, Jon), James Comey (featuring Group B streptococcus to The Godfather, part II) and Michael Wolff’s Fire and Fury (which lists 20-odd pages dedicated to Trump, Donald, “personality and behaviour of”). Continue reading...

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