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Pl8Spk: California Vanity Plates Retell the Classics Hardcover – November 1, 1993


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Harpercollins; 1st edition (November 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0062585061
  • ISBN-13: 978-0062585066
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 5 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,940,483 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Platespeak" is a unique retelling of classic and familiar stories using only the vocabulary of vanity license plates. It gives new meaning to the phrase "poetry in motion."

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 13, 1999
Format: Hardcover
I went to Florida with a friend. We stayed at her Grandmother's. I got to sleep on the couch. Needless to say, I didn't get much sleep that first night. There, sitting on the coffee table was a copy of this book (which had the most original cover, that I've ever seen). Once I picked it up, I couldn't put it down. It was so cleverly written, that it was the highlight of my trip (Disney was cool too, though). Ever since, I've been trying to locate a copy for myself (that was over 5 years ago). This book must be re-issued, and given the marketing it deserves!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 1, 1998
Format: Hardcover
The metal-cover edition is beautifully crafted and a fantastic gift, if you can find one. [I wish I had bought 10 copies at the time.] The thought that went into writing and manufacturing this book was well worth the effort. A telling tale of language and communication on the verge of a nervous breakdown.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By mkellogg@wpe.com on April 4, 1998
Format: Hardcover
This book is clever, funny and wise, an charmingly oblique and literary look at American car culture. It should always be available to be given as a gift to word lovers everywhere.
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