Submitter: I’m a ref librarian at a community college & I thought you might like to consider this book for your blog. It’s a GREAT one from 1953 called “When You Marry” & it’s really AWFUL!!! %-) We have a collection that we’ve been weeding for several years now & my boss always seems to find these great tomes – I think the worst one he found was called The Negro in the Meat Packing Industry – that was a few yrs ago & mercifully, we’ve since stricken it from our shelves!
Holly: I’d love to get my hands on that “Negro in the Meat Packing Industry” book! Anyone out there have it? As for THIS little gem, there are copies in WorldCat dating back to 1946. This is NOT useful for people getting married today! It’s an interesting study in history and sociology, maybe, but not for public library shelves. You know, when those starry-eyed brides-to-be come to the library asking for wedding books? They’re going to laugh at you if you give this to them. Especially Part 3: “Where Babies Come From.” These days, the public schools teach that in about fourth grade.