Well, it could always be worse
I lost a library book that I was reading and recently found it under a pile of dirty laundry. This book and I are "reunited and it feels so good." And we chill on the train.
Today at the West 4th stop, I came across this within its pages:
"His [Bill Eberhard's] argument is eloquently laid out in a book I have heard described by some as the most stimulating they have ever read. However, with a title like Sexual Selection and Animal Genitalia, it isn't the sort of book you would read on the train."
Promiscuity: An Evolutionary History of Sperm Competition
Had a good loud laugh over that on the platform.
I suppose Birkhead has a point here. Perhaps it should come with an optional plain and anonymous brown paper dust cover.