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A different and awful edition
on July 18, 2014
I was ridiculously excited about getting this book.. I checked Amazons preview and read an internet pdf version (Some time ago, the authors released it on the web for free) so I bought it.. only to discover that they changed the book, edited beautiful parts of it, and still sell it as the same thing. In the paperback edition by Auntie Uncle Books you got the pages with ¨Paint pictures on your tv¨, ¨There are no rules do what you want¨, ¨Tear up this book make your own¨ or ¨Ignore school and read books¨ instead, in Manic D Press edition you find the same page and illustrations but the text exchanged for a ¨Educate yourself, read books¨.. They cut off all the others mentioned and added more lax ideas like ¨Listen for the tiniest voice¨ or ¨Think for yourself¨.. It's not like they shouldn't be in the book, but why you have to cut all the others? Honestly, it seems that the more radical ideas of the book where cut in order to what? make it saleable..? Anyway, if you change the book you have to remark this exchanges and neither the authors on its web or Amazon here, state the difference between the editions. In my opinion, it's a different book, less pretty, less fun, less anarchist. At the end of the day, the only message I'm getting is ¨Sorry, you have to be less radical in order to publish for children -and make a profit-¨.
Amazon needs to change the preview of the book and stop selling it just like a hard cover version.