Title: It Ain't Hay
Author: David Dodge
Cover artist: [Gerald Gregg]
Estimated value: $30
Best things about this cover:
- Kind of a big deal.
- Not just the best Gerald Gregg cover, but one of the best covers of all time.
- The book that answers the question: why was Dartmouth always coming in last in crew?
- Also the book that answers the question: is it hay?
- It's hard out there for a ferryman. So Charon devised himself a backrest.
- The ferry is also a coffin that is at least partially powered by weed that creates smoke art of hot naked ladies. I dare you to find a weak link in this cover.
Best things about this back cover:
- Of course it's San Francisco. Would've been a real surprise to turn this book over and find a map of downtown Orem.
- "Mexican Waters" … which are somehow on land.
- This map is super awkward. Why is the "California Coastline" part even here? Do we really need all that coastline just to have a tiny number pointing to mysterious "Mexican Waters?" It's like the map designer was, I don't know, high or something.
The main building, perched at the tip of the spit, was surmounted by a huge painted sign: THE BREAKERS—Coca Cola, Beer, Mixed Drinks, Sandwiches, Chili Beans, Sea Food Dinners—DANCING—Cottages For Rent—Souvenirs—Fishing Tackle—SWIMMING.~RP
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