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This category includes biography and all those great advice books. Because when a celebrity does something, you will want to do that too!

President Malaise

 

Why Not the Best? Why One Man Is Optimistic About America’s Third Century
Carter
1975

Submitter: Thought you’d enjoy this political gem.

Holly: Written before Carter was even in the White House, this is one of those presidential candidate books that we all know and love. They are a collection management nightmare! They circulate a lot just before, and sometimes just after, the election, but then they linger on the shelf and no one cares. Books about the elected president are likely to keep circulating for a while after the election, but 41 years is pushing it! Carter has written a lot of books since this one, including a biography that came out just last year. Unless you’re the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum (which you’re probably not), or maybe located his hometown in Georgia, there’s very little reason to hang on to this one.

 

More Presidents:

Dubya

Let’s Impeach Tricky Dick

The Living White House

 

 

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Secrets about Fonzie

The Truth About Fonzie
Herz
1976

From the Happy Days Files, here is the definitive work about the Fonz. Happy Days was a family favorite back when I was a teenager. I am sure if you are my age or older you probably did invoke the phrase “sit on it” at some point (teachers and parents being the preferred target). I always have been a fan of Henry Winkler, as an actor, the author of Hank Zipzer book series for kids and as one of my junior high crushes. I would have loved this book if it had been available in 1974, but by the late 70s and the infamous “jump the shark” episode in 1977, Happy Days was quickly starting to fade as a cool show.

Sit on it, everyone,

Mary

More 70s stuff:

Hello, Angels

Marcia, Marcia, Marcia

Super TV Stars

Carol Burnett

Advice from Zsa Zsa

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