Have you noticed all the books sans jackets in the stores? Instead publishers are stamping titles and accolades right on the cardboard. Apparently that's the new thing. Colin Beavan's memoir of living the ultimate green lifestyle is the perfect candidate for no jacket, since no jacket means one less piece of shiny paper to muck up the earth. Bet all the paper its printed on is recycled. Anyway, it works. Thanks, Viking.
Cult favorite Stephen Elliott's The Adderall Diaries
just came out in naked hardcover by Graywolf. It has the look of Required Reading about it, and the title seems very familiar (Thanks, Jim Carroll). But doesn't this also look like a textbook?
The guy from the Talking Heads just released another jacketless wonder. Oh hey, it's called The Bicycle Diaries.
(Thanks again, Jim Carroll
Of course, McSweeney's has been doing jacketless covers all along. Dave Eggers' latest best-seller sports a similar muted charm.
What do you guys think?