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Coaching, games, puzzles, sports, working out and training.

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Hockey Time

ice hockey cover

Make the Team in Ice Hockey
Gitler
1972

Hockey materials are almost a requirement for public libraries (at least in this neck of the woods).  They circ well and instruction books like this are often hot items for both the players and adult coaches. This particular book, though, is so dated that it probably should have been weeded a long time ago. When I weeded this item, it had not gone out in about 5 years, while similar titles that were newer circulated well.

For the time period, this book is pretty comprehensive. The text is a bit dense and it is probably geared to middle school age or older. Anyone with even a passing knowledge of sports would recognize that when players are pictured with no helmets or modern safety gear, it is a weeding candidate.

Time to put this one in that great penalty box in the sky.

Mary

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A Perfect Figure in 15 Minutes a Day

Debbie Drake exercise book cover

Debbie Drake’s Easy Way to a Perfect Figure and Glowing Health
Drake
1961

Debbie Drake was featured on our site back in 2011 with this exact book. The book’s condition was pretty sad and my scans weren’t very good. It was also missing a cover and when I found one with the cover intact, I thought it was time for a “do-over.” Debbie was a female version of Jack LaLanne .

The original post had some advice on how to exercise your hair and face. This time I included pictures from Debbie’s advice on how to get up from bed, increase your bust, and spot reduce your waist. You’re welcome.

Mary

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Primo Ping Pong

Table Tennis cover

The Book of Table Tennis – How to Play the Game
Cowan
1972

Submitter: Recently weeded from a Public Library. An entire black and white book dedicated to how to play table tennis. There are pictures to demonstrate every type of grip, service, return, and defensive move. Simple warm up stretches (including the ever important finger pull and palm press) are also demonstrated by Glenn Cowan and his beautiful long and flowy hair. This book got a laugh from both our youngest librarian, who was born 18 years after publication, and the rest of the staff who remember the 70s well.

Holly: The finger pull! Ha ha ha! Seriously, though, that guy looks like he is seriously in pain (see images below).

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