You know, I was juuuuust a little too young to see the Emmy-winning TV special based on the album, put together by Marlo Thomas in her post-That Girl, pre-Mrs. Phil Donahue years. So it doesn't resonate that as strongly with me as it does with others.
I do remember checking the book out of the library, where the only bit that stood out was this one, voiced by Thomas and Mel Brooks. Even then, I was big into dialogue.
If this sends you into paroxysms of "OH MY GOD," there's all kinds of clips from the special on YouTube, including The Thing With Two Heads star Rosey Grier singing "It's Okay To Cry."