The Read-A-Thong suggests famous alterations in art history: Meret Oppenheim’s fur-covered cup, saucer, spoon, or Man Ray’s iron with nails, and of course, Marcel Duchamp. It’s fair to wonder: in today’s world would Twain be a logo? Have his own line of merchandise and apparel? Twain’s Adventures, like Kerouac’s On The Road, may be applied to our own contexts. Books bring us back to life when we need life most, and life brings us, gropingly and then gratefully, to the text—worn or not.