Body Watchin’

Body Watchin' is Fun coverBody Watchin’ is Fun!
Shirley (Chief Watcher)
1973

I really wanted to get my hands on this book to see what’s on the inside.  It was not available through inter-library loan (although there ARE owning libraries out there…). I had to settle for a Google search to see what other people had to say about it.   One site called it “classic literature.”  I was born a year after it was published, and have never heard of it.  Is it considered a classic?

All I know is, it’s pretty creepy to declare yourself the “Chief Watcher.”  That might fly in the early 1970s, but these days you’d end up on a watch list of some sort if you went around calling yourself the Chief Watcher.

Either way, is there any need for libraries to keep this in their collections?  Is it classic enough that people are asking for it by name or using in their research?  I’m skeptical.  Please, enlighten me if you know about this title or your library still has a copy.

Holly

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8 comments

  1. It’s neither classic nor literature. It’s downright disturbing. I was being facetious when I dubbed it as such. I don’t believe any libraries would carry it, even at the time of publishing, let alone at present day. Still, it’s hilarious. I found it at the thrift store for 50 cents and have gotten quite few laughs at it indeed.

    Thanks for reading Let’s Go Thrifting!

    PS: There is a stain in an unfortunate location, making it look like a nipple.

  2. The cover sort of reminds me of children’s flip books, where you can mix and match heads, torsos, and legs/feet.

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