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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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A Man Explains Women’s Lib to the Guys

male guide to women's liberation

Male’s Guide to Women’s Liberation
Marine
1972

This book is interesting and it seems surprisingly insightful. Marine wrote for the Nation and Ramparts Magazine on social justice topics. This is probably a good pick for a research/academic library but for public libraries, not so much. Old timers my age might find it somewhat interesting. I could make a point about the fact that I feel like I have been discussing this for most of my life and progress is not coming as fast as I would like. #oldfeminist

Mary

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How to be a more interesting woman

How to be a more interesting woman
Wedgwood
1965

Ladies, here is your chance to shed your boring personality.  Learn to speak “properly” with a variety of conversation topics. Don’t be too aggressive and attempt to share your personal opinions. (Men don’t really like that.) I am really going to work on my lady skills with this nice book. I’m already halfway there since an interesting woman evidently hangs out in the library.

Mary

 

More Lady Stuff:

A Woman’s World (as told by a man)

Obey Your Man

How to be attractive

 

 

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