Author upset that his book's cover is not unique -- Cultural critic Curtis White is displeased that the cover of 'The Middle Mind'' uses stock photos that have appeared on other books

By Kate Hambrecht
November 19, 2004 at 05:00 AM EST

Cultural critic Curtis White, who takes Americans to task for not thinking for themselves in The Middle Mind, has reason to be grumpy about his book’s cover art. Both last year’s hard-cover and the new paperback edition of Mind use (different) stock photos that also appear on other new books. ”There oughta be a law against this,” grouses White, ”although I don’t think they’d make one on my behalf.”