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This category covers everything like sports,gardening, entertaining and arts. Think of this as a glorified 700s collection.

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Intruder!

Intruder in Your Home: How to Defend Yourself Legally With a Firearm
Cruit
1983

Submitter: I found this book on my local urban public library. I think it was a good purchase for 1983. A bit scary, but that’s one way to present the information. However, more than half this book covers states’ rights on how to defend yourself. Out of date now. Just as an example, Florida’s Stand Your Ground law was enacted in 2005. That won’t be covered in this book.

Holly: Suuuuper creepy cover! Look, this book is filled with outdated statistics. That alone makes it a weeder for most public libraries.

Side note: The section [included below] about sleepwalkers creeped me right the heck out. Little known fact: I’m a chronic sleepwalker. I have regular (weekly-ish) episodes where I lash out and scream and holler. The Husband is not amused, but really he should be thanking me. I’m trying to save his life, ya know? We can never have a firearm in our bedroom.

More Safety:

Home Firearm Safety

Safety First

Child Safety is No Accident!

Groovy Self Defense

Surviving Hostage Situations

Implement Weaponry

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Crisis Time!

Crisis Time!: Love, Marriage, and the Male at Mid-Life
Nolen
1984

Submitter: My local library has two circulating copies, and one at storage of this relic from the 1980’s. I scanned a few good pages to help give some insight into the mindset of an 80’s man.

Holly: Two circulating copies AND one in storage? Whyyyyy?

 

More Mid-Life Crises:

Too Old for Good Sex?

Senior Romance

What to Do When You’re Waiting to Die

Preventing Postpartum Frumpiness

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Sidetracked Home Executives

Sidetracked Home Executives
Young and Jones
1983

Submitter: This one came to us as a donation, but a quick check of our system finds that one library still has it on their shelves and another library has the 2001 “Rev. and updated ed.” I love that it is trademarked.

Holly: I hope the 2001 edition was completely revised and updated. Like, redone, basically. The sample page that Submitter included below is funny. “You always have film in your camera!” “You have a hanky in your purse!” “When it says DON’T BLEACH, you don’t!” (Show me someone who DOES bleach when they SHOULD!) Household tip books will always be useful in a public library, but let’s be honest; the genius that is Pinterest can replace this book any day.  Let’s hope that poor Peggy and Pam have gotten organized and have a hot dinner on their husbands’ plates when he gets home from work (see back cover, below). As for me, I’m going to load up my Pinterest board and just pretend I’m inspired.

More Home Advice:

It’s All About the Homemaking

Holly’s Helpful Hints

But Who Will Do the Cooking and Cleaning?

Be a Guilt Free and Organized Working Mother

Keeping Hubby Happy

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