Sunday, February 26, 2012

Don't Panic!



Good advice.

I was digging through some stuff that my mother had pulled out for a garage sale and came across something that got me all giddy.  What could it have been?  A long-lost firearm?  Cash?  A forgotten case of ammo?

No, this:


The picture looks weird because the dust-jacket is a silver, holographic job.  The picture at the top is the actual cover of the book.  It is a coffee table-sized, illustrated version of "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy."

And I couldn't have been more thrilled.  I don't remember when I got this, but I do remember getting it, sometime back in high school.  It has been locked in a plastic container for a long time and is in pretty good condition.

Whatever you do,


8 comments:

  1. Rare find indeed...I have a copy, not like yours, somewhere in my book stacks.

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    1. Funny thing, I did a little search online and the first thing I saw was one selling for $3,500. I almost swallowed my tongue until I saw it was a signed copy. I also found a thick Nietzsche book that I read in high school, but it wasn't any kind of special edition. I'll be putting this up somewhere safe after I go through it and have a nice chuckle.

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  2. Wow, that is a keeper! :-) I just read the paperback...LOL

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    1. NFO, I loved this book in high school. The humor is right up my alley. I was happy to find this one in such good condition. Thanks!

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  3. I remember you bringing that to school. Awesome.

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    1. For some reason, I barely remember the book. Some of the homework I found I remember all too well. Mrs. 45er got a kick out of looking through some of my old work.

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    2. Edit: for some reason, I barely remember THIS book. I definitely remember the story.

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