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Holly Hibner

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Massage Madness

coverThe Massage Book
Downing
1972

Submitter: I have a truly horrifying submission for your perusal. I work at the downtown branch of a large library system up in Canada, and I was going over a cart of books that had fallen out of circulation. To my chagrin, this was in our collection, and is one of those great books printed in brown ink as only the 1970s could do. You learn how to create your own oils, make your own massage table and various techniques for massage. With illustrations that become a little graphic, it’s quite a book. I see why it languished on the shelves!

Holly: Mary has a clown phobia and I have a massage phobia. I am totally grossed out even thinking about some stranger sliding their hands over my skin. Ewwww. I get that libraries should have books like this, though. It was a completely reasonable choice for 1972. It should’ve been weeded by about 1980 at the latest.

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Jim Carrey

Jim Carrey - cover
Jim Carrey: Funny Man
Wallner
1996

Submitter: This Jim Carrey bio is 20 years old. To think of all the success he has had since then, make this book obsolete. There was not much worth scanning in this book except an address you can write to Jim! Should write and see if he responds?

Holly: Yeah, you do that and let us know how it goes! Look at his fresh face on the cover. Far cry from the bearded look he currently has going on.

 

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