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Secrets about Fonzie

The Truth About Fonzie
Herz
1976

From the Happy Days Files, here is the definitive work about the Fonz. Happy Days was a family favorite back when I was a teenager. I am sure if you are my age or older you probably did invoke the phrase “sit on it” at some point (teachers and parents being the preferred target). I always have been a fan of Henry Winkler, as an actor, the author of Hank Zipzer book series for kids and as one of my junior high crushes. I would have loved this book if it had been available in 1974, but by the late 70s and the infamous “jump the shark” episode in 1977, Happy Days was quickly starting to fade as a cool show.

Sit on it, everyone,

Mary

More 70s stuff:

Hello, Angels

Marcia, Marcia, Marcia

Super TV Stars

Carol Burnett

Advice from Zsa Zsa

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It’s All in the Jeans!

American Denim: A New Folk Art
Beagle
1975

Jeans aren’t just some groovy pants, they are art!

This is one of those books that isn’t necessarily awful. The point of this book is to show design/art with denim. That’s cool. Is it a weeder? Not unless it isn’t within the scope or mission of your collection. This wouldn’t be worth space in my tiny library but larger or specialized libraries would probably snap this up. I feature it here on the site because I love the model pictures and I am wondering how much they had to pay these models. My personal favorite is the jean jacket with the upside down sheep (I think that is what it is) and the nude woman (last picture).

Mary

Cheap Chic

Dazzle them with Denim!

Fun and Fancy Fashion!

Fashion Forward

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This Book isn’t About Sex

Sex of the Dollar
Street-Smart Financial Planning For Women
Blau
1988

This is one of those books that will use a sexy title to get folks to read something boring. Then the subtitle gives the real story. Clever. Now, money is “sexy”. Of course financial planning is important, and women might have different needs from men, especially if they are not primary breadwinners. 1988 is beyond old for any book dealing with finances.

Show me the money!

Mary

Widow Maker

Lady Law

Get Rich Now

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