Put Down and Ripped Off: The American Woman and the Beauty Cult
Submitter: Here is a an interesting book on the plight of women in 1977. When it comes to weight loss, “For those who want an easy rule of thumb, here’s one to begin with. The more Spartan the Décor, the less likely it is that the owners/managers will rip you off.” Good to know! My library system has three copies of this 39 year old book.
Holly: That Spartan decor comment has to do with health spas and weight loss clinics. The fancier the spa, the more they are ripping you off. Gotta pay for those water falls and lemongrass-infused steam saunas somehow! The book’s thesis is current as ever. It’s delivery is…not.
More on the American Woman:
More Women’s Lib
Girls Ruin Everything
A Woman’s World (as told by a man)
Making it Work
You Know Better Than That
Another etiquette book for kids! This one is in rhyming form and is illustrated with creepy little children doing weird stuff. We have several scenarios: flooding, stealing, sharing, running in the house and my personal favorite: taking care of the phone so you don’t rack up long distance charges.
Now everyone behave!
More Manners for Kids:
Mind Your Manners
Get Your Modern Manners On
The Sisters Teach Manners
Applehead Dolls for Pleasure and Profit
I am not sure which is creepier: the author’s expression or this particular craft. Actually, I didn’t know one could make an applehead doll. Is this a thing? If it is, it needs to stop right now. Can you imagine trying to sleep with these creepy apple people staring at you? And please, let’s be honest, the whole “pleasure and profit” in the title also adds a nice touch of innuendo.
I am adding applehead dolls to my list of creepy things right next to clowns and mimes. Let’s call it a hat trick of evil.
More Crafting Creeps
Making Puppets Come Alive
Nightmare in the Craft Section
More Creeptastic Crafts