Where Did Dave Eggers Get the Idea for His Furry Book Cover?

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Photo: McSweeneys, iStockphoto (DVD case)

It certainly looks familiar, doesn't it? The New Yorker this week has an excerpt from Dave Eggers' novelization of his screenplay for Where the Wild Things Are, which runs alongside a Q&A. We were momentarily excited to see his being asked where he got the idea for the furry cover of the book's limited edition, because we thought it might finally give him a chance to come clean — obviously, he was inspired by Vulture's mock-up for a limited-edition, hair-covered case for the (still-not-released!) Cavemen Season One DVD, right? Alas, he won't admit it: "It was just an idea I had, that it could be cool to have a book covered in fake fur," he says. Yeah, right, Dave.

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