Happy birthday to Alfred A. Knopf
The man responsible for publishing some of the finest literature was nothing short of a perfectionist, in every aspect of his life:
[The] outspoken aspect of his character sometimes found voice in letters of complaint to hotels, restaurants, and stores that failed to meet his high standards. These letters grew increasingly frequent and more severe as he aged. One striking example is the six-year-long war of words he waged against the Eastman Kodak Company over a roll of lost film.