Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Hardcover vs Paperback 108

You Better Not Cry by Augusten Burroughs


Paperback (in some places, in others it is the same as the Hardcover)

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER about Christmases past and present from the #1 bestselling author of Running with Scissors, Dry, and A Wolf at the Table

At eight years old, Augusten Burroughs profoundly misunderstood the meaning of Christmas. Now proving himself once more "a master of making tragedy funny" (
The Miami Herald), he shows how the holidays can bring out the worst in us and sometimes, just sometimes, the very best. From the author described in USA Today as "one of the most compelling and screamingly funny voices of the new century" comes a book about surviving the holiday we love to hate, and hate to love.

The hardcover is just sort of disconcerting. So I'm glad there is another cover floating around out there even if it's not really anything special.

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  1. just the idea of a flashing santa gives me the creeps. Glad this one changed!

  2. Too funny. I just picked the hardcover up to read.

  3. I kind of like the hardcover. It catches your attention, for sure!

  4. Kelly- That's exactly how I feel lol! It's funny but is kind of majorly gross at the same time!

  5. I have the hardcover. I think that anyone who reads this author should be prepared for much worse images than the one on this cover! I personally think it's pretty funny. But, I can see how it'd be a tad offensive.

  6. I remember finding the 1st cover gross too.

  7. Thanks for sharing. I'm always looking for a "Holiday" read this time of year.

  8. I have read everything by Augusten. Can't wait to read this. I don't mind the cover...either one. ;)


  9. HA! The Santa cover cracks me up. I have to go for that one just for that reason alone.

  10. Having read this book and all of Burroughs' other Non-fiction (memoir), I have to say the hardcover is very fitting of this book.

    The paperback looks too boring!


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