From various of its ilk, but the Greeting on this e-mail one has struck awe in my eye:
Dear DEAR KALDON,
It is my pleasure to inform you that you are being considered for inclusion in the upcoming 2009 Edition of Who's Who in America®, which is scheduled for publication in October 2008.
Since 1899, when A.N. Marquis published the First Edition of Who's Who in America, business people, researchers, educators, students and others have relied upon its accuracy and currency of information. As we look forward to the publication of our 63rd Edition, the original Who's Who in America continues to be recognized globally as the premier biographical data source pertaining to living Americans of notable achievement from every significant field of endeavor.
To be considered for inclusion in this prestigious publication, you need only provide the requested information by completing our secure and easy-to-use online Biographical Data Form by November 30, 2007. Through this link you will also find more information about the edition of Who's Who in America currently in print.
The information you provide will be evaluated according to the selection standards Marquis Who's Who has developed over 100 years as the world's premier biographical publisher. If your data passes our initial screening, we will prepare your biography in Marquis Who's Who format and send you a pre-publication proof for your verification and approval.
I congratulate you on the achievements that have brought your name to the attention of our editorial committee. We look forward to hearing from you.
Director, Editorial and
P.S. Inclusion of your biography in Who's Who in America, of course, carries neither cost nor obligation to you of any kind. Our goal with each new edition is to have full representation of noteworthy and accomplished men and women across all fields and industries.
I wonder who Dear Kaldon is, and whether he/she is interested in this honor? And do you suppose Dear Kaldon is a relative of Dear Leader? (Oops, there goes any thoughts of vacationing in North Korea, I guess.)