The New How to Keep House Gillies 1968 Since it is 1968, I doubt this can be considered “new”. This is pretty comprehensive covering budgeting, cleaning, entertaining, and a host of other housewife duties. The cartoon illustrations are on par
An Adult Guide to Coming to Terms With Your Parents
Back in the day, transactional analysis was all the rage. I even had a college professor that spoke the “I’m okay, you’re okay” speak all the time. It was awful. Everything was a discussion of my inner child, ego, and id. I hated that class. You couldn’t ask this guy when a paper was due without enduring a mini psychotherapy session.
The Baby Notion
I grabbed this book for the ridiculous cover. What is this guy trying to do? I cannot think of why one would pose like this. Are they role playing romance cover shoots? Is he a Fabio wannabe?
Everywoman’s Diet Handbook
You know it’s for the ladies because the cover is pink. The diet advice is old and probably not recommended by any reasonable nutritionist. Aside from questionable nutritional value, they are probably the most boring menus around. I get the feeling that the next level of dieting for these authors is to simply sniff the food and call it a meal.
125 Craft Ideas
Kids Can Make from Throwaways
So, we have another craft book for recyclables. Some aren’t too bad. (Clown stuff not withstanding). There are a whole bunch of crafts to make with the Styrofoam meat trays.
Business Etiquette and Professionalism
I can imagine that etiquette in business is a reasonable topic. This book is mainly about common courtesy with respect to titles, introductions, correspondence, etc. This book resembles more of a workbook than an actual advice book.
How to Plan and Enjoy It
1977 (original copyright 1942)
Since it is June, how about some wedding planning info. Personally, I can’t think of an industry that has changed more since I got married back in the early 1980s. The insane amount of money spent on weddings these days boggles the mind. (Stop me before I start saying “these kids today…”)
How to Decorate Without Going Broke
If this book looks a bit familiar, it is another one of the Women Alive series. We have featured this one about crafts and this one (my personal favorite) about understanding your man.