Kevin Brennan Writes About What It's Like
This saddens me. There won’t be a mass-market paperback edition of To Kill A Mockingbird anymore. Why?
Whoever is in charge of Harper Lee’s estate is unbelievably tone-deaf. Or legacy-deaf. They’re trashing the old gal’s reputation!
Anyway, read the story and weep. And remember that your first exposure to a lot of classic books — back in middle school and high school — was through those great but inexpensive mass-market editions. They taught you to love reading. And you could afford to buy your own books too. (I still have my bath water—swollen copy of The Innocents Abroad. Yes, it fell in the tub while I was reading …)
So thanks a lot, the Harper Lee Estate. And HarperCollins. Another swift move by big publishing.