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on 20 February 2004
In it's own right, this is a fabulously funny book, made up of short stories that Allen originally wrote for the New Yorker magazine. But it's totally obsolete, as 'Side Effects', 'Without Feathers' and 'Getting Even' are available in their entirity in 'Complete Prose', which is the same price as either one of these individual books!
The only conceivable reasons you may need to buy this book alone include:- 1) You own 'Complete Prose' already, but spilt your coffee over the final third of the book, and now needs replacing. 2) You are unable to hold books that weigh more than 20 grams for protracted periods of time 3) You have too much space in your new bookshelf and want to buy the three books individually so as to fill the space 4) You are Woody Allen. Well, I'm clean out of reasons why you should buy this book and not 'Complete Prose'... the decision is yours.