I haven't read the book he's actually writing about...
...but this is just priceless:
From Read Roger:
But the thing is this: The Giving Tree never was a book for children; it was a book for adults charmed by thinking themselves sophisticated for finding such "wisdom" in a kiddie book. Idiots.
I would have loved to prominently post that quote in the store. That way, every time some horrible drunk Harvard skag came in slobbering on her date about "th' won'erful book The Giving Tree", we could have pointed at it. And laughed.