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Mary Kelly

Down and Out

Down Is Not Out
Teenagers and Depression
Lee and Wortman
1986

This book has personal stories and treatment scenarios and uses terms like “moodiness” when talking about suicide.   Although anti-depressants are mentioned,  other treatments for depression include ECT (or as I remember,  Electro-Shock) and lithium.  I also have to mention the entire bibliography and resource list is completely out of date.  This remains one of the best examples of why we weed.  Can you imagine a teen checking this out for current information on depression? By the way there isn’t much in way of graphics or any illustrations.

I included just a brief excerpt about suicide and by the way,  that is where the chapter ends.  Next page starts the chapter on “how to make it go away”.    I guess we will never know if it is “for real”.

I am now going to write in my diary and then read some Sylvia Plath.

Mary

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Instant parenting: Just read a story!

What to do When Your Mom or Dad Says…Be good while you are there!
Berry
1982

What to do When Your Mom or Dad says..Be Kind to Your Guest!
Berry
1982

What to Do When Your Mom or Dad Says… Get Dressed!
Berry
1986

Here is a Joy Berry hat trick to get you started on a day of weeding fun. Actually,  I just have to love the eternal optimism of a parent that reads a story to their child hoping said child will then magically transform into “perfect child”.  Talk about the holy grail…

Poor Holly!  After all the years riding shotgun at the reference desk with me and listening to my thousand phone calls from various upset teachers, priests, nuns, other parents, etc  she is happily childless (or should I say “child free”?) and I know her mother blames me for a lack of grandchildren.

Mary

 

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No Viagra Necessary

Staying Hard
The Only Exercise Book You’ll Ever Need
Gaines
1980

Some material just writes itself.  This gem showed up today in my library’s donation pile.  Certainly no one would still have this in a collection.  Well you would be wrong!  World Cat shows LOTS of holdings.  Maybe the book is misleading the public.  However, the pictures in this book just don’t do it justice.

It gets better folks!  Check out the introduction featured here.  I am so glad he explained some of the definitions used.  I thought this book was about a completely different topic!  Maybe I wasn’t wrong after all?

And just because the exercise pictures are so exciting here is another.  Perhaps it was because we wrapped up our summer reading party today and everyone was pretty much wiped out or is just because I have a completely juvenile sense of humor?  Maybe both.

Enjoy!

Mary

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