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I was surprised I got my copy so soon. I remember the official release date being Nov. 30. We almost share the same birthday.
It's available now here as well.
And Huckleberry Finn turns 125:http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/la-ca-mark-twain-20101114,0,5921342.story
I would really love to start the new year by reading the Twain book with everyone; can it be deemed history? It certainly is historic.
I think the book is in the spirit of this place and many of us already have it. Might take a year long commitment to read it, though -- it's LONG and this is only volume 1. If you do read it, we can always set up a page for your thoughts/comments where others can join in if they decide to also read it.
And ... it's a best seller!http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/20/books/20twain.html
Yardley is fast becoming my favorite reviewer:Reading the "Autobiography of Mark Twain" too often is like being trapped in a locked room with a garrulous old coot (Twain turned 70 just before these dictations began) who loves the sound of his own voice and hasn't the slightest inclination to turn it off. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/11/19/AR2010111906788.html
Rather sad to see Twain get bumped by Dubya in the Amazon Top 100.