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Gastronomy. No. News reader. Toxoplasmosis. SEO. Famous Authors’ Funniest Responses to Their Books Being Banned. As you might have already heard, it’s Banned Books Week, and booksellers, librarians, and literary critics of all kinds are taking the opportunity to celebrate their favorite once-banned (or oft-banned) literature.

Famous Authors’ Funniest Responses to Their Books Being Banned

But what do the authors themselves have to say about all this? After the jump, we’ve collected a few of our favorite hilarious responses from authors when their books were banned or challenged — because when there’s a challenge, why not challenge right back? Click through to hear what visionaries like Mark Twain, Harper Lee, and Maurice Sendak have to say to those who would deprive the world of their books, and let us know if we missed any choice quotes in the comments.

Mark Twain to his editor on the Concord Public Library banning The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn in 1885: “Apparently, the Concord library has condemned Huck as ‘trash and only suitable for the slums.’ And to a librarian on the Brooklyn Public Library’s ban on the same book in 1905:

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San Francisco's Top 10 Dim Sum Restaurants - San Francisco Restaurants and Dining - SFoodie - Print Version. ​What better way to spend a weekend morning than over dim sum?

San Francisco's Top 10 Dim Sum Restaurants - San Francisco Restaurants and Dining - SFoodie - Print Version

Waitresses keep offering you tidbits of pork and shrimp, your endless pot of tea gets refilled without asking if you leave the lid up (there's a veteran tip), and at almost every place on this list, six people can eat until you're bored, full or both for less than $20 a person. San Francisco ain't Hong Kong or Singapore, but for dim sum outside of Chinese-speaking metropoli, we've got it pretty good.

A couple months ago SFoodie brought a wine writer from New York to one of our favorite places and he said, "Wow, we don't have dim sum like this," and not because we made him eat chicken feet. Though when you get to number 5 on this list, we strongly suggest that you do. The best dim sum in San Francisco is not found in Chinatown. ​10. The Richmond district abounds in this type of ultra-cheap dim sum takeout shop. 9.

Do you need more than the name to tell you what to order? ​ 8. 7.

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