Here's a scoop for you.
In tomorrow's Reading Eagle, editor Harry Deitz, whom everybody is jealous of, will announce the impending publication of a book that all of Berks County has been clamoring for.
It is a collection of columns written by Harry Deitz, a whopping 109 of them, including 60 photos, some of which have never been published before!
The project all started when Harry had a designer (on the company clock?) design a booklet that collected some of his favorite columns, which he presented to his family as (cheap) Christmas gifts. ("Thanks, granddad, but I'd rather some socks.")
The idea so impressed CEO Peter Barbey that he got all tingly inside:
"What a wonderful launch for REP!"
And so the reborn Reading Eagle Press will have its first best-seller.
Ever humble, Harry told his staff he doesn't care his book sells one copy or a thousand.
Even if it sells zero (most likely) Harry's grandkids have something to look forward to next Christmas.