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Mary Kelly

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Dating for Under a Dollar
Tolman
1995

Thanks to a submitter for this wonderful book.  This is probably shelved right next to the “be cool” book posted earlier! Can you imagine how a young lady must feel if this is featured prominently in a some guy’s personal library?  The poor couple on the front looks like they spent all the money they have on hair products and valium.    Great idea for content, but seriously lacking in execution!

Mary

Teen self-esteem builder

The Teen Face Book
American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
1989

These kids on the cover look familiar.  Isn’t that one girl from Family Ties?

Anyway, what bothers me is this is a book aimed at teens and seems to be full of lots of information on how you as a teenager can fix your face problems with plastic surgery.  Parents hate you?  Can’t get a date?  The answer is a “little bit of work!”

Although this book contains some information on acne treatment and healthy skin, the second half of the book is all about the plastic surgery.  Not sure I believe we should be telling teens that plastic surgery will fix the all the problems they are having with life–especially with medical data from 1989.  Short answer:  a more balanced attitude about cosmetic surgery and something within the last 5 years would be more appropriate.   Definitely a weeder!

Mary

Sweaters from Rover?

Knitting with Dog Hair
Crolius
1997

I am a dog lover but I am really disturbed by a dog hair sweater.  Anyone else think this is odd?  I will concede that this is probably an appropriate choice for a dog/craft kind of crowd, but I can’t get my head around wearing dog hair INTENTIONALLY.  Am I missing something?

Mary