There have been some strong criticisms of “The Anarchist’s Tool Chest” posted on the Internet during the last few months. (Don’t bother forwarding yours to me because I can just barely read.)
And while I lose very little sleep over most of the critiques, there is one criticism that I happen to agree with. The book needs an index.
Why doesn’t the book have an index? I was in a hurry to get it to the printer.
Why didn’t I publish an index after the first edition came out? I was really busy quitting my job.
Why didn’t I put an index in the second printing of “The Anarchist’s Tool Chest?” Sweet Jebus, don’t you realize that I was in special ed when I was 5? I mean really, the only thing I was good at then was singing “Itsy Bitsy Spider.” Do you think I’m capable – even 39 years later – of generating an index?
Well thank goodness that Suzanne Ellison of Maryland has stepped in to help. Despite Hurricane Irene and the fact that I didn’t pay her anything, Suzanne spent 14 days generating an index for “The Anarchist’s Tool Chest” that you can download. For free.
All hail Suzanne “Saucy Minion” Ellison.
This index is better than you (or I) deserve. In addition to the standard sort of subject-based index, Suzanne’s effort also includes a complete list of the photos in the book, a list of the notable personages (i.e. cool people) that I discuss, and a short selection of the pithier quotes within the book’s boards. And no, the stuff about “tube tops” did not make it into the index. Where is your mind, dude?
Click below to download a pdf of the index. And post a comment thanking Suzanne. Or I will sing and mime something.
— Christopher Schwarz