Awful Library Books

I must draw your attention to a blog called “Awful Library Books,” which is run by two public librarians at a small branch library in Michigan. The blog is “a collection of public library holdings that we find amusing and maybe questionable for public libraries trying to maintain a current and relevant collection.” Skimming the posts, there are some real gems:

  • Disco Roller Skating (1979)
  • Childbirth with Hypnosis (1968): which apparently speculates that “…women who do not want children are usually psychosexually immature and generally reject to some degree the feminine role.”
  • The Family Foot Care Book (1983)
  • The Musical Atari (1984)
  • How to Be a Reasonably Thin Teenage Girl (1986): which includes chapters called “How’d you get so fat anyway?” “It’s Called Exercise, or, Get Off Your Duff and Do Something” and “Fifty Ways to Lose Your Blubber.”

Anyway, splendid blog–do check it out.


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