Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Hardcover vs Paperback 78

Mennonite in a Little Black Dress by Rhoda Janzen




"It is rare that I literally laugh out loud while I'm reading, but Janzen's voice—singular, deadpan, sharp-witted and honest—slayed me." —Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love

Not long after Rhoda Janzen turned forty, her world turned upside down. It was bad enough that her husband of fifteen years left her for Bob, a guy he met on Gay.com, but that same week a car accident left her injured. Needing a place to rest and pick up the pieces of her life, Rhoda packed her bags, crossed the country, and returned to her quirky Mennonite family's home, where she was welcomed back with open arms and offbeat advice. (Rhoda's good-natured mother suggested she get over her heartbreak by dating her first cousin—he owned a tractor, see.)

Written with wry humor and huge personality—and tackling faith, love, family, and aging—Mennonite in a Little Black Dress is an immensely moving memoir of healing, certain to touch anyone who has ever had to look homeward in order to move ahead.

Hardcover. The paperback looks vaguely like at least one other book (check back Friday for Lookalikes) and the whole outfit on an invisible person is just very FLAT. I love the movement, color and illustrative elements on the hardcover as well.

Hardcover or Paperback?

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  1. I agree with you 100%. The paperback reminds me of this one: http://www.amazon.com/How-Be-Hepburn-Hilton-World/dp/1599951835/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1272366136&sr=8-1

    I like the white cover. The other images just pop.

  2. I actually like both of them, but do like the hardcover a little bit more.

  3. I don't care for either. I've seen the bottom one and it didn't grab me at all.

  4. The paperback is actually very pretty in person. However, once I read the back cover I decided it wasn't for me. But the cover made me stop and think about it!

  5. Both are super cute but I'd have to say hardcover, too. The paperback looks super familiar and generic.

  6. Ooo. I like both of them. I think I like the hardcover better.

  7. I completely agree with you, hardcover all the way!


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