Picking up where Something Old, Something New left off, this second treasury will continue the adventures of the Patterson family and will include more of Lynn's personal commentary on the inspiration behind the strips!
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You will note that the cover has Elly about five seconds away from screaming in despair because this world in which children play with toys instead of sitting until numb has left her in despair.
As for the book itself, it is, as I expected, constructed much like the last. We have the same sloppy arrangement of strips, the same press clippings interspersed at random and the same sort of witless wisdom. My favorite example is the annotation for the strip that has Elly spend so much time correcting Mike's grammar that he forgot what he was going to say; the reason Ursula gave her for insisting on correct English is that if they only had one language, they had to use it well. Not only does that mark her as the sort of dreary old fossil who bellows in rage at French on cereal boxes, the chaotic drivel Lynn passes off as good English means that her mother's seeds of Orange wisdom fell on the barren and defiant rock of Lynn's soul.