Thursday, January 24, 2013
Bookalikes - Comedy Edition
I don't judge books by their covers. Not really. Though I do appreciate a good cover, and something eye-catching will make me pick up a book even if the title or author didn't stand out on their own merits. But I digress. I've been noticing that many of them are similar, or have similar elements, but are totally different in subject matter. I decided there were enough to do a monthly feature on this here blog, so I started going through my shelves to find some.
Let's start off with some comedians:
Sarah Silverman's The Bedwetter resembles Life After Death by Damien Echols in cover image only. One is about a comedian who was over twenty before no longer peeing the bed, and one is about a falsely-accused prisoner's life on death row. Guess which is which!
Adam Carolla's In Fifty Years We'll All Be Chicks and Beverly Cleary's Henry and the Paper Route both feature boys on bikes. Carolla's book, however, is filled with rants about the ridiculousness of society, but I'm not sure what Cleary's book is about…