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Mary Kelly

Marriage Hilarity

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Marital Blitz
Berenstain and Berenstain
1955

This little paperback of marital comedy is brought to you by Stan and Jan of Berenstain Bear fame.  Enjoy some rather dated comedy about the perils of marriage. I doubt it would get a second look in most library collections, but the parents of baby boomers might still get a kick out of this.

Take my wife… please,

Mary

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My Way is the Best Way

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Ironing it Out
Seven Simple Steps to Resolving Conflict
Lickson
1996

Are you constantly arguing? Relationships suffering? Try “Ironing it Out”. This particular book is all about dissecting the real issues of conflict. This is probably a pretty decent choice for a public library. Conflict resolution and other workplace dynamics are hot topics and this type of material would no doubt be a successful choice. Personally, I am a bit cynical about getting in touch with my feelings and really don’t want to “peel the onion” to get at the gist of a problem, especially in the library. I just want everyone to do things my way. Please consider this. It would really save time. (I can already hear the supervisor yelling “request denied.”)

Mary

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Powerful Reading

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Man and Power
The Story of Power from the Pyramids to the Atomic Age
de Camp
1961

What a “powerful” book. (See what I did there?) I guess for 1961, this probably wasn’t a bad choice. I think it is a bit dense and maybe too much. I had trouble following along with some of the diagrams and text, so I wasn’t sure what this book was trying to do: reference? Textbook for a science course? Pleasure reading? Maybe no one else could figure it out either. For a book more than 50 years old, it has held up well.

Mary

 

 

 

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