If you're reading this, you know why you're here, so I'll spare you descriptions of the awesome and hilarious content (save one important word to come). Based on content alone, trust me - you want this book. It is genius. Buy it.
One concern I had before it arrived was the quality of the printing itself. I was worried it'd be like one of those flimsy Golden Book printings from the 50s-90s. Rest assured, this book suffers no flimsiness or other cut corners in production. Although its dimensions are small, it is robust in every way. The boards are hefty cardboard coated with a nice, thick, glossy finish. The binding seems strong. The pages are heavy stock with a matte finish and the colors are strong and bright. It's a pleasure to page through and I have no doubt it'll withstand abuse from even the most careless man-child (because no actual children should read this book)!
I do have one quibble: I bought this book looking for 2 images by Cooley floating around the internet - Fredo saying, "I'm SMART! Not DUMB, like everybody says! I'm SMART!" and The Jesus saying, "Nobody *$S with The Jesus." For whatever reason, neither of those images are in this text. I don't know if they were limited to his first limited edition run, or if they were only drawn after publication, or if something else is afoot here, but I was disappointed not to find them in the book, since they were primary reasons for my purchase in the first place. Even absent those great images, though, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this book.
When I purchased it, Amazon was charging significantly under cover price. About $8 for a $13 book of this quality is a steal. If you have friends who are movie fanatics, buy one of these for each of them!
- Hardcover: 48 pages
- Publisher: Chronicle Books (1 May 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1452122334
- ISBN-13: 978-1452122335
- Product Dimensions: 15.9 x 1 x 21 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 159 g
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 63,925 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)