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Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She self publishes NA and contemporaries (and publishes with Berkley and Montlake) and spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com


  1. rebyj
    Jan 09, 2009 @ 15:27:21

    What a find! LOL at the illustrations. Page 21’s has a bulging crotch and flipper feet .
    That was a great laugh and I wish I had it on my bookshelf.

  2. joanne
    Jan 09, 2009 @ 15:40:32

    Now I have to find that book.
    What a treasure… although I am sad that I had to look up marimba.
    I’m jealous as can be of the Chinese detective de-flowering. All the years I gave to Chan and that little twit got him.

  3. K. Z. Snow
    Jan 09, 2009 @ 17:00:41

    Incredible gem! I have two Gorey-illustrated books, with text by T. S. Eliot and John Ciardi, but I’ll take Juffe’s text over theirs any day!

  4. DS
    Jan 09, 2009 @ 17:24:19

    I adore Gorey’s books. I have a couple of omnibus editions of some some of his books– Amphigorey and Amphigory, too. The Beastly Baby is one of my favorites. These books which are oversized collections are really quite reasonable on if anyone wants to check out a delightfully twisted soul.

  5. Ann Somerville
    Jan 09, 2009 @ 17:42:41

    That book is still in copyright. So posting pictures of all the pages like that is no different from any other book pirating site, is it?

  6. Kat
    Jan 09, 2009 @ 21:50:52

    I was about to mention copyright, but Ann beat me to it. Mind you, now I want to buy a copy to give to friends … but the $100+ price tag is prohibitive. Maybe as a wedding present. lol

    Also, Jane, the E-mail this Post link doesn’t seem to work.

  7. Keira
    Jan 09, 2009 @ 23:48:58

    I haven’t had a chance to read them yet but I saved every jpeg to my computer so that I can do so later when I have more time! They look hilarious – thanks for sharing!

  8. Jane
    Jan 10, 2009 @ 00:12:29

    I think I fixed the email this link. You’ll need to do a hard refresh.

  9. Kat
    Jan 10, 2009 @ 02:41:26

    Cool beans. It works now, Jane.

  10. Lisa Hendrix
    Jan 10, 2009 @ 11:22:44

    Your link gives a “No Such Entry” page.

    And I really want to see this….

  11. Keira
    Jan 10, 2009 @ 12:58:22

    Hilarious – and the advice at the bottom in response to these situations – no wonder you told us to hold the beverages. If I had been drinking I’d have it dripping down the screen, all over my keyboard, and frying my laptop. And the editor really hopes this guide will be beneficial to the daughters of the new generation as it was to their mothers? I hope that was meant ironically or the troubled youth will be so much more troubled.

  12. M E 2
    Jan 10, 2009 @ 15:02:48

    The link didn’t work for me either. *Hard* refresh and all.

  13. Brenna
    Jan 10, 2009 @ 19:56:04

    I’ve seen the whole thing as soon as Jane posted the link but now it is indeed gone. From what I’ve read on other sites who managed to save some of it before it disappeared, the entry has been deleted. Probably due to the book piracy thing.

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