I know I did once. About 20 years ago I was interested in the book "1984" by George Orwell. So in lieu of going thru the trouble of reading the whole book, I just got the Cliffs Notes. Funny thing about the Cliffs Notes, besides being much easier to read, it also gives you the full literary analysis of the piece. So in addition to fully understand it, it also gives you something intelligent to say to your friends afterwards. Anyone else want to confess to doing this too ?