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New Categories Describing the Condition of Used Books Sold On Amazon.com.
BY SASCHA COHEN
“Smells like cigarettes and includes business card of practicing metaphysician.”
“Some pages may contain Nutri-Grain bar crumbs and specks of cat litter.”
“Spine of book may have been moderately damaged during hypomanic episode.”
“Some margins may be marked with ethnic slurs and/or Pottery Barn wish lists.”
“Back cover flap appears to have been partially consumed by a goat.”
“I hid a lock of hair somewhere in this one.”
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