Hoarding is not collection development

Living the Good Life

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

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Design a career!

I can be an interior designer

Today’s submitter found this at a large public library where he volunteers to help people long out of work. As a librarian himself, he is horrified at the materials available in the career section there. I can see why!

People interested in interior design are likely attracted to very visual things. This book alone is enough to turn them off from an otherwise promising career!

From the hair to the clothes to the rooms featured, this one can be sent back to the 80’s where it belongs.

This reminds me of the woman that did the interior design of a new library where Mary and I used to work. She wanted to feature our library in her portfolio, so she came to take pictures shortly after the library was open for business. She was absolutely horrified that the library was being used and that work was being done in her beautiful spaces. The sorting carts were ugly, the book drop was unseemly…pretty much all of our every day work had to be moved out of the camera eye so as not to sully the [somewhat impractical] design. It was quite beautiful, though. I’ll give her that.


More Bad Decor:

Fabric Decorating

Scary Children’s Decor

Decorating with Barbara Taylor Bradford

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Ladies! Kick off the shackles of marriage

The Divorced Woman’s Handbook: An Outline for Starting the First Year Alone

Submitter: I found this book at my local public library. I am sure this book was very helpful and a great choice for a public library back in 1980. Each chapter has important books to read and  organizations to write to  for more information. All of that is now 34 years old. I wish I could  “Count my blessings” that this book would get weeded.

Holly: This book has a few little nuggets of good information, but is mostly outdated. It’s also sexist – in line with the times, but not the pep talk we’d give a divorced woman today. I especially like the “count your blessings” list (below): “If you hanker for an onion sandwich at 3:00 A.M., you can have an onion sandwich!” I fail to see how having a husband keeps you from a late-night snack. <“Whatever! I do what I want!”>

More Relationship Advice:

But Who Will Do the Cooking and Cleaning?

Dating for Divorcees

Megan’s Book of Divorce

Daddy Moved Out

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Ask a Man

Always Ask a Man
the key to femininity
1965 (paperback: 1967)

Ladies! Your wait is over!  Arlene Dahl is here to tell you all the insider secrets of catching and keeping a man. Inside you will find tons of helpful tips on fashion, hair, makeup,and even romance! Evidently, the dudes just love when women are helpless and pretty. Arlene also has the inside scoop from the dreamiest men from Hollywood and beyond. Cary Grant, George Hamilton, Noel Coward, and Kirk Douglas are among the men helping explain what the guys REALLY want.

So ladies, go forth and be feminine!


More Lady Advice:

Sexy Lady Info

Obey Your Man

Finding Mr. Right




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