Burt Reynolds Hotline: The Letters I Get…and Write! Reynolds 1972 Submitter: I don’t know if this is still on any shelves, but it’s pretty awful, especially the “rear” photo. Holly: Ha ha ha ha ha!!! Burt was 36 years old when he
Your Three Year Old: Friend or Enemy Ames & Ilg 1976 Submitter: This book was being weeded from our library due to condition (though its age would have most likely have eliminated it), but the cover made us laugh hysterically.
Make Your Own Exercise Equipment Wiley 1984 Submitter: This book was already weed-worthy just because of its age and lack of circulation; frankly, I’m not sure why anyone would want to make exercise equipment when you can buy almost-new equipment
Red Lights on the Prairies Gray 1971 Submitter: I snatched this up when my high school’s library held a sale of the oldest and most useless books, although I’m not really sure why it was there in the first place.
Makeup For Fun Parmentier/Bulles 1986 Submitter: Wow. This one is really something else. I don’t know exactly what “Quat Bulles” is referring to here, but it translates to “Four Bubbles”. The original title was “Quatre Bulles, Maquillages Pour Enfants” or
Complete Book of Ethnic Humor Wilde 1978 Submitter: I found this ridiculous gem in our humour section: The Complete Book of Ethnic Humor by Larry Wilde, copyright 1978. Amazingly, we own not just one, but two copies of this, and
Practical Handbook of TV Repairs Margolis 1969 Submitter: This book may once have been handy and up-to-date, but now in 2010, I doubt it is of much use! Holly: If you have a TV this old, I wonder how difficult
When You Marry Duvall & Hill 1953 Submitter: I’m a ref librarian at a community college & I thought you might like to consider this book for your blog. It’s a GREAT one from 1953 called “When You Marry” &