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PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2009 5:26 pm 
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My copy has a forward done in 2006, does anyone else s copy differ?

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Dave Eggers' foreword was included in the 10th anniversary reprint of IJ and looks like it appears in subsequent reprints. I just bought 2 UK Abacus editions recently and they both had the foreword.

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thehowlingfantods wrote:
Dave Eggers' foreword was included in the 10th anniversary reprint of IJ and looks like it appears in subsequent reprints. I just bought 2 UK Abacus editions recently and they both had the foreword.

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That is the one I have and his foreword is really good

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thehowlingfantods wrote:
Dave Eggers' foreword was included in the 10th anniversary reprint of IJ and looks like it appears in subsequent reprints. I just bought 2 UK Abacus editions recently and they both had the foreword.


Mine's the Eggers foreword of 2006 as well. Short and sweet. I like that he makes this thick book seem accessible to everyone:

"It's long, but there are pleasures everywhere. There is humor everywhere. There is also a very quiet but very sturdy and constant tragic undercurrent that concerns a people who are completely lost, who are lost within their families and lost within their nation, and lost within their time, and who only want some sort of direction or purpose or sense of community or love." [xv]

Because after all, isn't that all of us?

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I was actually quite impressed by his forward. Not typically a fan,but most of his points(especially that mentioned above) struck me as spot-on. That movie he co-wrote with his wife, Away We Go, was also a very pleasant surprise. As for his work, I have started and stopped almost everything he's written. I just can't take it.


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